I ran into this on YouTube. This health care debate has happened before. Here is Reagan’s take on it from 1961, and then from later in the decade.
The attempt is taking the same course and approach. Reagan’s analysis closely matches many of our own. Just as it happened in the past, leftist politicians have slipped and said that a small program for a targeted population will grow into a larger one.
Many of us have been talking of incrementalism. I hadn’t seen this video until today, and I was not familiar with these early attempts to take over health care. It does show that incrementalism has been the approach for decades, and this will likely continue. This is why there can be no compromise with the left on “public options” or expansion of government programs. They are meant to be expanded, and expanded, and expanded-until there is nothing left to private control.