I liked that he wrote so much about reforming Medicare. That's a great idea and since that's already a government program they should get started on that right away. For the rest I think we should wait and see how that part goes.
And for a look at what's ACTUALLY in one of the bills under consideration - so, to be clear, what the actual law would be as opposed to what the op-ed says - here are answers to a few questions like -
WILL THE PLAN RATION MEDICAL CARE?um ... yeah
WILL THE PLAN PUNISH AMERICANS WHO TRY TO OPT OUT?
un hunh - well, it imposes a tax penalty, so it would only actually punish the 60% or so who actually pay taxes ...
WILL THE PLAN DESTROY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?
yes - it doesn't outlaw it, but it creates a situation that is so disfavorable to private plans that they will be quickly marginalized if not completely eliminated.
DOES THE PLAN ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO SET FEES FOR SERVICES?
of course - as with medicare.
There's more, please follow the link and read it all for yourself.