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Jacoby on the ‘Public Option’

The Boston Globe‘s Jeff Jacoby reports some useful facts to counteract some of the stupid hyperbole spewed in the today’s health-care debate.  Here’s his closing:

The critics do have one thing right: More competition would bring down health care premiums. But the way to increase competition is not by adding a government-run health plan to the 1,300 private firms already providing health insurance. We do have a highly competitive national market for auto and life insurance, after all, and with no public option. There’s no reason we can’t have the same for health insurance.