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You’ll Be Able to Keep Your Health Care Plan . . . Until It Disappears

Obama, in Green Bay, yesterday: “If you like your doctor, you’ll be able to keep your doctor; if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”

Unless, of course, your plan is private and has to compete against a government-run plan that doesn’t have to generate a profit and can, in fact, operate at a loss, with the gap covered by tax revenues. The government plan’s premiums and co-pays will be lower, and customers will gravitate to it. And then the private plans will lose customers, and, sooner or later, be driven out of business.

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