Tyler Cowen debates it:
You might wonder why the public plan does not attract all the low-risk customers and take over the whole market. I would say that either a) it does, or b) it is tailored toward the high-risk customers. Since public plan advocates sincerely and correctly claim the policy is not just a back door to single-payer, we are left with b).
2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan