In his January 21 posting, Krugman rightly (yes, I give him some credit) notes that by itself banning discrimination on purchasing insurance will create "an adverse-selection death spiral, in which healthy people opt out and premiums soar." Krugman's solution? Coercion, of course:
You can’t solve that without both requiring that healthy people buy insurance and helping those with lower incomes afford the premiums.
I think this is something the ancients once called "rule of force." Remember, the government wanted to send you to prison for a few years if your refused.
Once upon a time, liberalism meant something else other than having the government force you to purchase a product you did not want. That liberalism is dead today. Perhaps Krugman should name his blog, "A liberal with no conscience."