December 29, 2008 9:28AM

Don’t Let the Left Nationalize Health Insurance

With left‐​wing Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, and many special‐​interest groups clamoring for reform, people are starting to talk about comprehensive health care reform as if it were a done deal.

Yet comprehensive reform could easily crater — and it should crater if it includes any of the following:

  1. Government‐​run health care for the middle class
  2. Mandates
  3. Price controls

Those reforms would effectively nationalize health insurance, regardless of whether we continue to call it “private” insurance.

Republicans, moderate Democrats, and independents should kill any reforms that include any of those three items. Here’s why, and how.