I didn't watch Russert -- I almost never do -- but apparently Barack Obama has just floated the idea of imposing some penalty on people who fail to sign up for health insurance.
If he's serious, and the penalty is sufficient to deter free riding, great. I don't care what you call the measure that makes universal health care work, as long as it gets the job done.
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