Debra J. Saunders

He's right. No insurer should be able to pull coverage for sick people. Period. Also, Washington should pass a law that guarantees access to care for those with pre-existing conditions. But don't tell me everyone can get more health care on the cheap. Obama's big mistake was in not making health care the focus of his stimulus package by starting with a plan to offer health care vouchers to every American. Such a package could have funded training for the under-employed to fill good health care jobs. It also could have soothed working families' anxieties about being wiped out by an illness and removed a pricey obstacle to the creation of new private-sector jobs.

But after the Bush TARP plan and Obama stimulus package, the public seems to have lost its appetite for unfunded promises. They end up costing too much.

Debra J. Saunders

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