Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Romney's Defense of Health Plan

I'm going to Louisville today to hear Mitt Romney talk about his Massachusetts health plan.

It is an alternative to the single-payer government plan pushed by some. I call it a multi-payer government plan as it winds up using government money to buy health policies for everyone who "can't" afford it. As soon as government realizes it can save money by becoming the insurance company, then you have arrived at single-payer.

Wouldn't it be simpler and more in keeping with American principles to remove government impediments to health care transactions?

Anyway, it is an important debate that isn't going away any time soon.