and now for something completely different

george mcgovern, yes that george mcgovern, authored a column today that is in favor of free markets and chiding the nanny state. read the whole column, but here is a section where he speaks on health care reform:
Health-care paternalism creates another problem that's rarely mentioned: Many people can't afford the gold-plated health plans that are the only options available in their states.

Buying health insurance on the Internet and across state lines, where less expensive plans may be available, is prohibited by many state insurance commissions. Despite being able to buy car or home insurance with a mouse click, some state governments require their approved plans for purchase or none at all. It's as if states dictated that you had to buy a Mercedes or no car at all.

i never thought i would say this, but i wish that mcgovern were advising the democrat candidates right now.

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