According to Reason magazine’s Ronald Bailey, If people are denied needed resources by government, it’s rationing. If people are denied needed resources by private companies, it’s their own fault.
See, all that stuff about people being priced out of the insurance market, being sold junk insurance policies, being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, or being dropped by their insurers because, well, because? It’s their own fault. Markets are perfect.
But through the usual lack leftwing lack of imagination and a truly touching and naive faith in the efficacy of top/down government “solutions,” Klein ends up advocating for government rationing and for imposing a government monopoly on health care, instead of for more competition and choice.
Let us reflect on Bailey’s truly touching and naive faith in private markets. It’s one thing to have faith in a theory or proposition that hasn’t been tried before. But when the thing you have placed your faith in is sinking like the Titanic right in front of your eyes, that’s not faith. That’s delusion.
See also: Ezra Klein