Naturally, Sowell nails the true reason why it all seems so surrealistic:
Most discussions of health care are like something out of Alice in Wonderland.
What is the biggest complaint about the current medical care situation? "It costs too much." Yet one looks in vain for anything in the pending legislation that will lower those costs.
Until someone in the government can provide a health care solution which lowers ALL costs, not just the patient's costs, AND provides the same quality of health care, there is nothing to discuss. Anything else is just a trip down a rabbit hole.