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Single payer health care assault

Man, I was stunned by the all out assault of election night prime time TV ads by AARP tugging at heartstrings with a classic one issue polticial message. Basically, damn everything else, we need single payer health care now, mke that your only issue. A really outrageous example of the “when bad things happen to good people, the government has to step in” approach. No consideration of the realities, the tradeoffs, the alternatives. Just affirmation that the coming debate over health care will be driven more by emotion than real evaluation.

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.