When universal health care was on the front burner of national debate during the 1990s, famed political journalist P.J. O’Rourke quipped, “If you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it’s free.”Thankfully, the costly and bureaucratic proposal did not survive, but O’Rourke’s opinion should serve as a vivid reminder of what could have been.Universal health care again has become the politically popular topic du jour, resonating with an electorate that is paying skyrocketing ...

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