Sometimes people are enlisted to be symbols.
It’s past time for conservatives to ensure that no American has to worry about health care coverage because in the end we are our brother’s (and sister’s) keeper.
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?).
Will Wilkinson picks up on the ongoing Singapore discussion. I alluded to something similar here. Indeed, the way to transform both our health care, our social security, and our national savings could be found in the Singaporean model.
In my post today I write about how Brad DeLong has come up with a totally unrealistic, but pretty good idea on reigning in health costs and covering the uninsured. (He came up with it quite a while ago, actually, but Yglesias resurrected it…) Yglesias writes, of the idea:
Via Chris in the comments, this intriguing look at the Singapore health-care system: