To Your Health
Why modest reform is preferable to single-payer health care.
There are the makings of a deal here. Better-off or better-insured people could be told, individually or as a group: Give up your health-care subsidy, and you may opt out of any rationing-type restrictions that the system imposes. And if a few smaller reforms like that don't work, maybe, it will be time for single-payer.
Michael Kinsley is a columnist for the Washington Post and the founding editor of Slate.
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