Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Schwartz OpEd: "Beware single-payer health care"

The March 8, 2009 Colorado Daily has published Brian Schwartz's latest OpEd, "Beware single-payer health care". Here's the introduction:
Independent Ideas: Beware single-payer health care
Colorado should adopt free-market reform instead

By Brian T. Schwartz, Sunday, March 8, 2009

Politicians cannot guarantee health care, but by trying they can create an unaccountable and toxic insurance monopoly.

Beware of Colorado House Bill 1273, which will be heard by the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on March 18.

The Rocky Mountain News described the Colorado Guaranteed Health Care Act as a "Canadian-style, single-payer" bill. A recent survey finds that nearly one in four state House members advocate single-payer health care...
Update: It also appeared in the 3/9/2009 Denver Daily News.