Originally Posted by J Diddy
That's interesting. The BLS apparently compiles different consumer price indices, one that includes all of those things called All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and one that excludes some of the more volatile items like food and energy along with "thousands of other consumer price indexes".
I was pretty confident that the inflation number reported by the government didn't include those things, but I have to admit that now I'm not sure one way or the other. I'm certainly less confident about the tuition and medical care part, but I'm still somewhat (but not totally) confident about the food and energy part.
Obamacare’s fix for an American health care system that the federal government long ago broke, is to give the federal government far more power over American health care; that its solution to escalating health costs is to mandate greater health benefits (and, hence, higher costs); and that its solution to the pricey overreliance on pre-paid health plans — offered by insurance companies in lieu of real insurance — is to have the government require Americans to buy those pre-paid health plans under penalty of law.