In my fixation on looking at how the new health care bill will lower costs I overlooked the bill’s elegant solution for extending health insurance to those not presently insured. The bill simply says that everyone must buy health insurance or face fines or worse. Maybe there is a cheap solution here, do not buy insurance and get sent to jail where the state will provide you with health care.

When everyone is forced to buy health insurance there can be no complaints about not being able to get adequate health care. Brilliant! But one would expect no less from the masterminds in the Congress.