it says a lot about our political system that delivering health care without excessive costs is considered be be unfair.
yglesias asks: "unfair to whom?" why it's unfair to the health insurance industry, the same industry that is presiding over the ongoing collapse of the health care system in this country. in the end, this may be a zero-sum game. whatever solution we come up with to the problem of the ballooning costs of health insurance and the ballooning ranks of the uninsured is going to either primarily benefit the health insurance industry at the expense of those who have trouble paying, or it will primarily benefit those who can't afford health coverage at the expense of the insurance industry. of course, if it turns out to be the former, it really isn't much of a "solution", is it?