The Corner

The Health-Care “Summit”

Yesterday, the White House assembled more than 100 politicians, special-interest lobbyists, and left-wing ideologues in a room to carve up Americans’ earnings and their access to medical care. Can President Obama solve the problems of high-cost, low-quality, insecure health care by giving more power to the very government that created these problems? No, he can’t.

Michael F. Cannon — Mr. Cannon is director of health-policy studies at the Cato Institute and co-author of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

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