JOSH BARRO, NEW YORK TIMES: I think this drives conservatives especially mad on health care because they think they have a view on health care that is both simple and correct, which is: Why can't we just sell health care like any other product?
Why can't it just be something that you go out and buy whatever plan is best for you, using your own judgment? Why does the government have to involve itself so much?
And it turns out health insurance is this product that's weird and complicated in lots of ways where a free market doesn't work very well.
But it's this very appealing thing to say: why do you have to get people in here like Jonathan Gruber messing all this up, when I can be trusted with this myself?