by Greg Krehbiel on 1 October 2013
I have seen some self-professed conservatives complaining that Congress gets better health insurance than “everybody else.”
To complain about that is to admit the fundamental error of the liberal approach, which is to say that health insurance is one of those things where everybody should be treated equally, regardless of income.
It’s one thing to say that every American should have at least a certain level of coverage. I.e., that we set a floor below which no one will be allowed to go. I don’t agree with that, but it’s not an unreasonable thing to say.
It’s another thing entirely to say that everybody — Bill Gates as well as the homeless guy on the street — should get precisely the same coverage. That’s just idiotic. And since Senators are clearly compensated well above the average, it stands to reason that their health insurance should also be above average.
-- 2013-10-01 » Greg Krehbiel