These people are insane. Just. Insane:
Some influential centrist Democrats in the Senate are warming to a compromise that envisions health-insurance plans run by state governments, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger added his voice Tuesday to a small group of Republicans expressing support for a Democratic-led overhaul plan.
Government-run health care schemes with most of the same elements now being discussed in the Senate have been proven disasters in Tennessee, Maine and (most of all) Massachusetts, which has been judged a failure by everyone from Reason to the Boston Globe to us.
The pattern is always similar — costs soar, which in turn pushes government to reduce benefits or payments to doctors and hospitals (causing them to skimp on care). These schemes inevitably lead not only to government-rationed care, but the death of medical innovation.
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
On those grounds, our Senators are clearly insane.