The Lesson of State Health-Care Reforms

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by drjekyllus, Oct 7, 2009.


    The major provisions of ObamaCare already have been tried. They've led to increased costs and reduced access to care.

    Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously envisioned the states serving as laboratories, trying "novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country." And on health care, that's just what they've done.

    Like participants in a national science fair, state governments have tested variants on most of the major components of the health-care reform plans currently being considered in Congress. The results have been dramatically increased premiums in the individual market, spiraling public health-care costs, and reduced access to care. In other words: The reforms have failed.