Tuesday, September 8, 2009
There's a lot to like in some of the things Matt Miller advocates here. I'll certainly lose some of my conservative/libertarian friends when I express support for the idea of making health insurance MANDATORY. There are several countries in which a thriving private insurance market serves a population that MUST buy insurance (Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Germany just to name a few). As long as MILLIONS of Americans continue to CHOOSE not to have health insurance (which is the case, friends) because they'd rather spend the money on NFL Direct or Cigarettes or two Quad Grande Pumpkin Spice One Splenda Latte's a day--we'll never get our arms around how many truly un-insurable people there are, and we'll never get our arms around cost.
Posted by The Conservative Wahoo at 9/08/2009