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Episode 7: What is the problem with government-run insurance?

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Mike Van Winkle interviews Michael F. Cannon of the Cato Institute about the problems with the proposed government-run insurance plan (generally called the “public option”). Can government really “compete” with the private sector? Can a public insurance plan ever be self-sustaining as many in Congress would have us believe? These questions and more.

Michael F. Cannon is director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute and coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.
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