Cashing In Entitlements

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 15 2011 @ 10:30am

Matt Yglesias and Tyler Cowen endorse letting seniors trade Medicare for cash payments. Ryan Avent isn't onboard:

America is not very good at letting people die on the cheap. Neither is it currently prepared to allow emergency rooms to turn away uninsured patients. The cash and casts plan is a good one right up to the point at which society is unable to tolerate preventable deaths on the sidewalk outside of the hospital for those who took it.

Ezra Klein agrees.