Standing Up for Liberty: The health care debate is about insurance; it should be about access. — Jim Prevor

The push to insure everyone is, moreover, a decision to endorse a risk-averse society. There is little question that if every uninsured family in America were offered a cashier’s check in the amount it will cost to provide that family with health insurance–checks that could easily be in excess of $15,000 each year–and simultaneously offered the chance to sign the checks over to purchase health insurance, many, many families would elect to take their chances and do something else with the money. A real question, not addressed in the current debate, is why the Democrats want to avoid giving autonomy to families, who best know their own situation–and why Republicans are not standing athwart the effort to deny families such freedom and yelling, “Stop!”

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