Josh Barro: Here's The Real Government Takeover Of Health Car:
For the last few weeks, Republicans have been full of schadenfreude over President Obama's broken "If you like your plan, you can keep it" promise. Now, this issue is about to blow up in Republicans' faces. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)... has introduced a bill to address the president's broken promise... [by] obligat[ing] insurers to continue offering all the plans they offer today unless they entirely exit the health insurance business in a state. What will Republicans do with this proposal? Do they really want a federal law that says health insurers can't enter or exit specific lines of business?