Enzi Lays Down Health Care Marker

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), the ranking Republican on the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, has a good op-ed in today’s edition of The Hill.

Enzi rather interestingly does not see Medicare Part D as an example of Congress “simply throwing more money at Medicare.”

That aside, Enzi stakes out a position against creating a new Medicare-like program to compete with private insurance, and against price controls in health care.  Those are two of the three positions I advised free-market advocates to take in this op-ed.

The third is a firm opposition to mandates that require individuals to purchase health insurance, whether directly or through an employer.  I’m sure Enzi’s saving that for his next op-ed.