“The most outrageous detail in the current House bill is the philosophy on which it is premised. It is premised on the philosophy that the government knows best how to organize 1/6th of our economy,” said Rep. Ryan (R-WI) today before visiting Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing. Ryan was speaking about the current House health bill, a behemoth piece of legislation weighing in at 1,990 pages and costing $1.5 trillion.

The Wisconsin Congressman does not lack health care solutions of his own. “With more market-based, patient-centered, consumer-directed reforms,” lawmakers could lower costs, expand coverage, cover pre-existing conditions and not add to the deficit, he said. “But because of the ideological commitment and fixations of this administration and this Congress they are going down [the wrong] path.”