Thursday, September 27, 2007


Only two groups of Americans need to worry about Hillary Clinton’s new health plan: people who are healthy, and people who are sick. The healthy would pay higher insurance premiums, because Clinton would prohibit insurers from giving them a discount. The sick would suffer a few years after Clinton’s proposal became law. Her mix of subsidies, tax hikes, and regulations does nothing to control costs—so, before too long, the government would end up imposing price controls and rationing care. (Indeed, the fine print of her plan already includes some rationing.) The public wants healthcare reform, but it does not want a government takeover of health care. Republicans ought to explain to the public that, despite Clinton’s assurances to the contrary, a government takeover is exactly what she has proposed.

From National Review "The Week..." October 8, 2007