Libertarians: Mass model a failure

The Washington Post had a short item this morning on a Capitol Hill forum where conservatives trashed the Mass insurance plan. The event turned on a report from the Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner, whose 2007 book – Healthy Competition – can be had for between $2 and $5 on Amazon. (Granted, health policy books — even those from people with much deeper health resumes than this author– are not big sellers.)

 Here’s Cato’s new health reform page which makes this point.

The coming debate is not just about the freedom to make one’s own medical decisions. It is about life and death. If we insist on a dynamic and competitive market, health care will be better, cheaper, safer, and more secure.

Here’s the Connector’s page for a whole different point of view.

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