Our current president's remarks, quoted in your June 28 edition, regarding the idea of "competition" between private insurance and a government-administered program were absolutely stunning:
"Why would it drive private insurance out of business? If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care, if they tell us they are offering a good deal, then why is it that the government, which they say can't run anything, suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That's not logical."
What's not logical (or perhaps disingenuous; it can't be ignorance) is his comparison of a plan receiving tens, if not hundreds, of billions of taxpayer dollars versus a private industry that survives only by generating a profit.
Did he miss Econ 101?