As the Obama Administration gears up its healthcare reform efforts, free market advocates have very good reason to be concerned.
Meanwhile, a comment from Kentucky’s Sen. Mitch McConnell is being used as “evidence” by big-government fans that their approach is actually the way to go. McConnell said:
“Forcing free market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition. Ultimately, we would be left with a single government-run program controlling all of the market. This would take health care decisions out of doctors and patients hands and place them in the hands of another Washington bureaucracy.”
Those who think that private plans losing out to public plans is simply a matter of efficiency forget who subsidizes money-losing government health programs like Medicare and Medicaid.