OK, a correspondent directs me to John McCain’s article, Better Health Care at Lower Cost for Every American, in the Sept./Oct. issue of Contingencies, the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries. You might want to be seated before reading this.

Here’s what McCain has to say about the wonders of market-based health reform:

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

So McCain, who now poses as the scourge of Wall Street, was praising financial deregulation like 10 seconds ago — and promising that if we marketize health care, it will perform as well as the financial industry!

If you click on the links, it will take you to the article in the current issue of Contingencies Magazine.
John McCain has never had to pay for health care insurance in his life. He was born into an Upper Echelon Elite Armed Forces Family and enjoyed the best health care the service could offer. Now as a Veteran he is totally covered for life as well as the free coverage all members of congress enjoy. His entire life has been one of privilege and the full coverage of the best socialized medical systems in the Western Hemisphere.
And now he wants to put your coverage in the deregulated hands of the institutions that were responsible for the biggest loss of personal wealth in recorded history.