It seems like with all the time conservatives spend griping about ham-fisted overregulation, they'd be eager to encourage the Dems to choose a more subtle market-based solution to the health insurance problem than simply passing laws mandating certain behaviors from people and/or companies.

I.e., rather than forcing a set of policies down the throats of insurers, or compelling people to buy insurance, and spending money to enforce all these laws, wouldn't it be less intrusive to simply set up a public alternative to private insurance and let the market do its thing?

But the notion of a public option is being assaulted as "tyranny" far more vocally than harsher measures that have been discussed.

Strange, ain't it?

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