Ross Douthat Strikes Back
I know he’s taken quite a beating around these parts, but I really liked Ross Douthat’s latest column, which endorses the same Singapore-style approach to health insurance that E.D. championed earlier (Is there any doubt that important New York Times columnists read the League?).
A lot of what Douthat writes is vulnerable to charges of wishful thinking. But I think we’re going to have to address the problem of containing health care costs (as distinct from the problem of covering the uninsured) sooner rather than later, so crafting some sort of bipartisan consensus in favor of universal catastrophic health insurance strikes me as a worthy starting point.