[The Massachusetts election] confirms to me something I’ve long thought and hate saying, but I’ve always thought that deep down, Americans do not want to be covered. They just don’t want national health. They say they do when they’re asked. They put it quite high up on the list. They feel they ought to say yes, but they don’t really... You and your children should be at risk. It’s funny, but it’s there somewhere.
January 21, 2010
"I sometimes think Americans want to live dangerously. They think this wouldn’t be America if you had health coverage."
Christopher Hitchens muses.