The WSJ reports that the Garden State is becoming “a microcosm of the national debate on health care.”
Democrats in Trenton are rallying behind a plan to require that every uninsured individual in New Jersey purchase health insurance from a new state-administered program.
Jay Webber, a Republican Assemblyman in Trenton, will introduce legislation to let Garden State residents buy low-cost health insurance from any registered policy in any of the 50 states.
Thus the battle lines have been drawn between free market reformers and advocates of government-run health care:
The Webber proposal offers lower costs and more choices for consumers, while the Democratic plan mandates public coverage and no choice, while putting a new burden on taxpayers.
More choices and lower costs versus fewer choices and higher taxes. Can someone please explain to me how any sane voter could possibly prefer the latter?