Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Duly noted

Health care reform is high on Obama's priority list. Here in a comment in the Times, a reader lays bare the 'want my cake and eat it too' quandary facing the conservatives... 
The column by Paul Krugman that sparked the comment here.

Conservatives consider government too incompetent to run anything, and would outsource all public administration to the private sector given the chance. But these same conservatives declare government-sponsored health insurance to pose unfair competition with private insurers. If such a government enterprise would be, by its nature, inefficient and incompetently administered, how could it be unfair competition and a threat to private enterprise? Which is it? Is government an inefficient monolith, or a more effective conduit of health care for the American people? Conservatives cannot have it both ways.

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