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Obamanopoly

A few years ago, while vacationing in New Hampshire, I stopped in one of its state-owned liquor stores to buy kosher wine for the upcoming Jewish holidays. I could not ...
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Limited Choices

Virtually all current health-care-reform plans feature a monopoly health-insurance store, operated by federal or state governments, for those who lack employer- or government-sponsored insurance and want to qualify for government ...
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Diagnosis

We are bombarded with messages about the need for health-care reform. But we are not always clear about the problem we are trying to solve. Most Americans are satisfied with ...

2009, Not 1992

Last week’s health-care summit made clear that, as far as the president is concerned, the question is not whether the U.S. will enact universal coverage but how.  ...
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Running for the Exits

The sharpest, most stubborn exchange between Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton last night came on the topic of health care, with Senator Clinton accusing her Illinois colleague ...