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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


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

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