I was quoted in in the January 4 Editorial in the Colorado Springs Gazette. Here’s the quote:
Brian Schwartz, an Arvada-based optical engineer, proposed to the Blue Ribbon Commission a market-based health care reform package that mostly involved deregulation. Commission member Linda Gorman fought for it, but others scoffed.
“One commissioner said we already have a free market in health care, and it has failed,” Schwartz told The Gazette. “But we don’t have a free market. If you’re a widow, you have to buy a policy that covers marital therapy, maternity and prostate cancer. You have no need for this, but if you want insurance you’re required to buy it. Mandates raise your premium by 20 to 50 percent.”
I actually live and work in Boulder. Close enough. I obviously think health care is an important issue, and I’m happy that the editor Wayne Laugesen committed an article to it.
A scan of the print edition is here.