Here's an amazing fact that somehow escaped me during the long months of the Obamacare debate - the Dutch tried a government-run health care reform program quite similar to the Obama plan starting in 2006. The result have been quite dismal.

But don't take my word for it. Here's Eline vanden Brock of the Netherlands' Independent Institute explaining why the Obamacare approach failed in her country and why it is all but guaranteed to fail in this country, too:

HT: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.