In his final sentence, Ramesh Ponnuru states "Some people, of course, would still chose to go without it. But that would be their call, as it should be in a free country" (The Misguided Quest For Universal Coverage, New York Times, April 9, 2009: A23).
If we adopted this position we would be privatizing health and socializing sickness. Just like the Banks!
The freedom to decline insurance impinges on my freedom to avoid the 1.7% surcharge my family and its employers now pay on our health insurance premiums.
Sent to the New York Times