June 11, 2007 3:26PM

“Michael Cannon Is Dead Right”

So says Matthew Holt of The Health Care Blog

Although, I’m not sure I wrote what he’s crediting me with writing. Specifically:

[T]he only rational way to start groping towards a management of the insurance market that makes some kind of logical sense…must by definition involve a mandate and severe restrictions on the cherry‐​picking activities of insurance companies.

So I’m going to assume that Holt meant I’m dead right when I write that Jonathan Cohn is dead right when he writes that RomneyCare and HillaryCare have a lot in common.

Oddly, Holt thinks that forcing consumers to purchase health insurance is an important part of making sure no one takes advantage of them. Funny — I think that if I wanted to take advantage of consumers, the first thing I would do would be to take away their right to say no.