Health Care for Everyone? We’ve Found a Way

An interesting piece by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) in the Wall St. Journal this morning about an inventive plan to provide health insurance to nearly everybody in the state. Unlike ill-advised government takeover plans proposed in the past, this one works without raising taxes and uses the existing health care infrastructure.

Health care has always been a difficult issue for me. My gut tells me that running the health care system through for-profit businesses has introduced price gouging and abuse—anybody who has fought with an insurance company or had to pay out-of-pocket for care should agree. But, on the other hand, I’ve seen government destroy our public schools through incompetence and I’d hate to see them do the same to our hospitals and pharmacies.

Romney’s plan for Massachusetts seems to be an interesting middle path. It’s worth a serious look.

  • Health Care for Everyone? We’ve Found a Way (Wall St. Journal; free email subscription may be required).

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.