The DeMint plan

A conservative reader makes the point that — contrary to a recent Democratic National Committee ad — one thing it’s probably unfair to accuse Senator Jim DeMint of is not having a plan.

"The only health care plan Jim DeMint supports is no plan at all," says the ad.

Actually, while the lack of serious health care alternatives on the right is a major Republican problem, DeMint is an exception to that rule. He’s been pushing his own (very conservative) comprehensive health care plan since 2005.

The slogan: "Insures More Americans in Half the Time at No Cost."

DeMint’s plan involves undercutting state mandates by allowing people to purchase plans across state lines, lowering the cost of malpractice lawsuits, and making price information more transparent.

He would also issue vouchers worth between $2,000 and $5,000 to the uninsured, financed by repealing TARP.

This one isn’t going to sail through the House, but DeMint does have a plan.

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