Competition doesn’t work apparently. Because the American people are too stupid to make informed choices for themselves in a nationwide health insurance market that would serve to ensure their own well-being.
Having the federal government make those choices for them is wiser.
Where does it end, this brand of do-gooder paternalism?
A highly unlikely thing is about to happen today in Massachusetts, where the seat held for four decades by the Senate’s liberal lion – and the country’s chief proponent of radical health care restructuring – is about to be won by a heretofore little known Republican state senator who once posed for Cosmo. Nekkid.
It just keeps getting better and better:
Lawmakers who want to extend health coverage to illegal immigrants will not block the passage of the final health care reform bill so long as the White House offers a substantive promise to start pushing comprehensive immigration legislation this year.
Democrats who want a comprehensive bill that [...]
The Health Care bill moving towards completion in the Senate is a great deal less than what our most fervid progressives could have hoped for, Connecticut’s Joe Lieberman having killed the public option and Nebraska’s Ben Nelson having wrung out concessions over public funding for abortion. It has exposed such seams in the Democratic [...]
Byron York on the Democratic Party’s push to get health care passed despite public opposition to the plans currently in play:
(They) think they know what’s best for the public,” the (party) strategist said. “They think the facts are being distorted and the public’s being told a story that is not entirely true, and [...]
Writing in the WSJ, John Fund says that the health care reform steamroller is being driven by job security reasons.
But not for the 10% of Americans currently out of work – for 59 senators who want to keep working:
But buried in the surveys is an explanation for the Democratic obsession to pass [...]
The US health care system is a paradox, wonderfully capable but vastly inefficient. The health insurance reform bill(s) moving through Congress promise less capability with increased inefficiency.
Charles Krauthammer offers a better vision – tort reform, interstate competition and a rationalization of the tax code. And you could probably write the whole thing up [...]
Rationed health care, when it comes, will not come all at once. It will creep in stealthily, measure by measure. At first few will object.
Because at first, a charismatic politician will tell us of blue pills that work better than red pills costing twice as much.
Then, a government sponsored panel of experts [...]
A trillion there.
Pretty soon we’re talking about real money.
You’ve heard about the so-called “jobless” recovery?
Turns out the government has a plan for that, too.
These are good jobs, government jobs. Full benefits package and it’s almost impossible to get fired from one of them.