Unhealthy Promises

If I could make the game show noise which indicates a winning or answer from the contestant (and not annoy you at the same time) I would. John Steele Gordon on government funded/handled health care:

I have an idea. Why not have the federal government demonstrate that it can provide adequate health care to American Indians, a promise it hasn’t kept for 222 years? Then demonstrate it can provide adequate health care to veterans, a promise it hasn’t kept for 79 years. Then demonstrate that it can reform and efficiently run the health insurance system called Medicare, which it has been been making a dog’s breakfast of for the last 44 years. And then, and only then, take over all of American health care.

Well played, sir, well played.