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The Punitive Heart of ‘Health Reform’

Ronald Brownstein (temporary link) doesn’t think the Baucus bill is tough enough on people who fail to do their patriotic duty and buy the health insurance the feds want them to get. The plan won’t work if people are allowed to opt out, he thinks. He’s right.

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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