[QUOTE=cr726;4432309]Guess you didn't bother to read the article.[/QUOTE]
What did the article have to do with free markets? The small group of large insurance players in the market want government to protect their business. Obama and the Dems obliged them for purely political reasons.
Free markets are predicated on a customer who understands his needs and businesses freely enter the market to meet those needs at a price point. Mandating people buy even from a private insurer has nothing to do with free markets.
The Dems made a deal to protect the establishment at the expense of consumers. A scheme to have private insurance companies protected from competition with the job of rationing health care gives cover to a real national plan where government would have to do it.
The Dems understand a real national plan that rationed care would be unpopular with Union workers and others who get great coverage through work. This was a way to get universality without the political fallout that rationing by the government would create. Plutacracy at work.