A Conflict of Health-Care Visions

Yuval Levin quotes Peter Suderman on how Obamacare forces policymakers to choose between propping it up and undermining it. I think that’s a byproduct of Obamacare’s fundamental ambition to push us toward universal comprehensive insurance, that is, insurance that pays for routine care. Conservatives, on the other hand, tend to prefer a system with more room for catastrophic coverage: policies that insure against major expenses but leave routine care to be paid out of pocket. I don’t think the liberal arguments about how markets can’t work in health care are right, but they are right if “work” is defined as “produce
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Author: Ramesh Ponnuru