He goes on to quote a passage from Leonard Peikoff's essay Health Care is Not a Right that serves as a frightening parable of where this course will take us, and ends with the following warning and challenge:
Whether the insurers realize it or not, they're committing slow suicide, and threatening to take the rest of us down with them.As the drumbeat for health care nationalization grows louder, it's clear that we have one hell of a battle ahead of us if we want to reverse course and move toward a true free market in health care.
Whether we let them is up to us...
I must admit, it looks quite bleak. Even if the Republicans can keep their filibuster power in the Senate, I have little cause to think they will make a principled stand for the cause of individual rights. Forces on both the Left and Right seem to agree that "single-payer" care is coming (and is also the right thing to do), and the American people are so conditioned to look to the government to solve all problems that many will embrace this horrific development as Obamanna from heaven.
Now that insurers are asking for it, and prominent physicians groups are advocating for it, will the voices of reason even be heard? I have a sinking feeling that the Obama-Baucus plan won't meet nearly the level of resistance that Hillary Clinton's plan got in the 90s. We're in for dark times, indeed.