Kill The Bills; Do Healthcare the Right Way

So Says Charles Krauthammer in his recent op-ed in the Washington Post reprinted at National Review.

He’s right. The Bill, or Bills, the 2,074-page Senate Health Care Bill and the 2,014-page House counterpart, are both unredeemable. All they offer is a huge loss of liberty, wealth and health for all Americans.

Krauthammer says do health care reform the right way and offers several excellent suggestions in his excellent article.

I have two little nitpicks though. He wants to tax employer paid health care. I say leave that as it is and give individuals who buy health insurance on their own the same tax break. There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch [TANSTAAFL, Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress] and there ain’t no such thing as a good tax increase [TANSTAAGTI, Willis].

Then Krauthammer says that “Insuring the uninsured is a moral imperative.” Imperative for whom? Why is it a moral imperative that everyone is entitled to have someone else pay for their health care? Will you pay for mine? Do you expect me to pay for yours? No, the only moral imperative is that the government stop most of what it is already doing in health care because that is what is making it and the insurance we need for it so expensive.

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