Swiss Style Health Care in America?

Bob Cesca on a new health care proposal that would be similar to the Federal Employee Health Benefits


This is basically the Swiss health insurance system.

Private (unfortunately) but non-profit and government operated. But, in

this plan, the privates are literally forced by the Office of Personnel

Management to negotiate lower rates if they want to participate — and

the plans can’t earn a profit.

Rockefeller and Harkin appear to be on board. Dick Durbin

co-sponsored a similar plan earlier in the year. Sherrod Brown doesn’t

want any more compromises, but he says he’s open to a strong pitch.

Again, I’ll withhold judgement until the CBO and House progressives

weigh in. But at a glance, I can tell you that this is definitely

better than a triggered whatever-the-hell.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.