The Corner

Kerry’s Health Plan

It doesn’t, in itself, get in the way of doctor-patient relationships, and it is not, by itself, a government takeover of health care–and Bush is wrong to say these things. But it certainly does represent another step in the creeping socialization of health care, it does expand Medicaid substantially, and it may well lead over time where Bush says it will.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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