McCain: Let’s Make Health Care More Like Banking

One of Paul Krugman’s readers sent him this quote from a recent article “by” John McCain called “Better Health Care at Lower Cost for Every American” (pdf):

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

The only way McCain could do more to help Obama win is if he went on stage for the first debate next Friday, pulled a kitten out of his pocket, and bit off its head. Yet despite McCain’s assistance, I still have faith the Democrats may manage to pull this out of the fire at the last second and lose.