One reason it's very difficult to have a meaningful discussion about health care reform is that people do not seem to have a basic grasp of certain facts. Enter economist Arthur Laffer, someone who ought to know better:
"If you like the Post Office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they're run well, just wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid and health care done by the government."
The government already runs those things–and people like them. In any case, maybe I don't always get my copy of Good Housekeeping on time every week, but for very little cost (and I think I'm ripping this off from Jon Stewart) someone delivers it to my front door. Besides that, the DMV seems to work fine as well. For me, the most difficult consumer experience of any kind I've ever had is with the cable company–and that was when I was trying to have cable installed.
via Steve Benen.