Health Care Inflation Receding; Conservatives Flummoxed

Nice data-driven, semi-scornful piece today from Jonathan Chait on the right’s scurrying reaction to the recent slowdown in healthcare costs.  Read the piece.  Here’s his conclusion:

…the fact that the right is being forced to fall back from predicting a staggering rise in health-care costs to explaining away the staggering decline in health-care costs represents real progress.