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Ron Johnson on Obamacare's Anniversary

Sen. Ron Johnson has a heart-tugging story in the Wall Street Journal today about his daughter and the Obama health care reform's one-year anniversary.

Some years ago, a little girl was born with a serious heart defect: Her aorta and pulmonary artery were reversed. Without immediate intervention, she would not have survived.

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The infant was rushed to another hospital where a surgeon performed a procedure at 1 a.m. that saved her life. Eight months later, when her heart was the size of a small plum, an incredibly dedicated and skilled team of medical professionals surgically reconstructed it. Twenty-seven years later, the young woman is now a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit where she is studying to become a nurse practitioner.

She wasn't saved by a bureaucrat, and no government mandate forced her parents to purchase the coverage that saved her. Instead, her care was provided under a run-of-the-mill plan available to every employee of an Oshkosh, Wis., plastics plant.

If you haven't guessed, this story touches my heart because the girl is my daughter, Carey. And my wife and I are incredibly thankful that we had the freedom to seek out the most advanced surgical technique. The procedure that saved her, and has given her a chance at a full life, was available because America has a free-market system that has advanced medicine at a phenomenal pace.

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One of the biggest fears with Obamacare is the worry that its increased reliance upon government spending and rationing is that it will stifle medical innovation and increase wait times for needed medical operations. Carey Johnson's story is that innovation and ease of access are some of the most important things to keep in mind when aiming for a health care system reform.

More on Obamacare's one-year anniversary here, and my interview with health policy analyst Grace-Marie Turner here.

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