The problem is that there aren't any free markets because basically, monopolies control (or greatly influence) every major resource and service. More Americans are without health care or have reduced health care at the same time costs are skyrocketing, so I don't believe that insurance rates would go down even if everyone had to go out and buy it. Paul, do you actually think that liberals are in favor of these farm subsidies? As for the Wal-Mart illustration, there is a cost for almost every benefit
(maybe not for hemp). Wal-Mart controls it's cost by importing and thus, by putting Americans out of work, and also by hiring employees to work p-t, thus eliminating benefits and pushing health care (and other) costs onto the public. Paul do you think that coal (& other) companies will ever stop destroying environments without government intervention? What we need are free markets along with a government that will establish a fair set of rules for the game and enforce them.