The most exciting development of the past few weeks is what has been happening up in Massachusetts. The health bill that Governor Romney signed into law this month has tremendous potential to effect major change in the American health system.
Individuals who can afford to purchase health insurance and simply choose not to place an unnecessary burden on a system that is on the verge of collapse; these free-riders undermine the entire health system by placing the onus of responsibility on taxpayers.
The Romney plan attempts to bring everyone into the system. The individual mandate requires those who earn enough to afford insurance to purchase coverage, and subsidies will be made available to those individuals who cannot afford insurance on their own.
With Romney and Gingrich demonstrating their penchants for managerial progressivism, and 71% of likely Iowa caucus-goers either undecided or only leaning towards a candidate, don't be surprised if Perry, Santorum, or Bachmann have a surprisingly strong showing in Iowa.