The Obama health care plan would not work as advertised, as I’ve noted before on this blog.

The Democratic presidential campaign likes to say the Obama plan would build on the employer-based health insurance system. But, in reality, key provisions would swell the ranks of public insurance enrollees and undermine the viability of private insurance. It wouldn’t be long before the federal government was setting prices for health care service provided by every doctor and hospital in the country.

That’s the theme of this article I have in the September 1 issue of National Review.


September 5, 2008