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Facts Staring Us In The Face

Sometimes there is a story that neither liberals or conservatives like, but which is substantively quite important in a longer term policy debate. The rather abject failure of RomneyCare in Massachusetts is just such a story. Liberals don’t like to be reminded that health care mandates and government-regulated insurance plans lead to spiraling costs and don’t really result in universal coverage. Conservatives don’t like to be reminded that it was a Republican governor (one whom many are rooting to be on the McCain ticket) who made health care mandates politically popular.

But we now have ample evidence from some liberal havens like Massachusetts and California that liberal universal health care schemes don’t work. Even if partisans on both sides don’t want to talk about it shouldn’t John McCain? After all he’s the one with the market-based health plan.


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