September 7, 2006 2:41PM

Federalism This Ain’t

According to Kaiser​net​work​.org:

Reps. Tom Price (R‐​Ga.) and Tammy Baldwin (D‐​Wis.) on Wednesday at a joint event by the Brookings Institution and Heritage Foundation encouraged lawmakers to back a bill (HR 5864) that would “allow states to act as laboratories where lawmakers could test methods to reduce the number of uninsured Americans,” CQ HealthBeat reports.

In an online debate with Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation (here, here, and here), I argued that this approach would favor government‐​expanding health care proposals.

Those in search of a free‐​market health care agenda should look elsewhere.