Why should we let government create a new health insurance company?
Does anyone really believe the federal government is filled with efficiency experts?
Yet superior government efficiency is at the core of claims from President Barack Obama and others pushing creation of a government-run health plan.
Obama states, “If the private insurance companies have to compete with a public option, it will keep them honest and it will help keep their prices down.”
And who would keep government honest? Surely not the designated watchdogs, like the Inspectors-General personally fired by the President for catching a FOO (Friend of Obama) with his hand in the till.
Those who believe government could run a health plan cheaper and better than the private sector should consider the bureaucratic messes that Ernest Istook outlines in his column this week at Human Events.