There is a mostly fawning post on All Things Considered discussing Healthy Howard. However, the post was unable to get around the fact that no one is enrolling. New to the discussion is Beilenson's solution: mandates. This is hilarious. "Daddy, Joey won't let me play with his toy. Make him share!" The gentle doctor wants to FORCE people to enroll in his program. This is not stated in so many words, but it surely can be gleaned from the article.
a) He wants insurance to be mandatory for all citizens
b) Non-employer sponsored insurance is prohibitively expensive
c) If there were a mandate, Healthy Howard would be healthy
I'm glad that the government always knows what is best for us. Otherwise I just do not know how we would take care of ourselves. I foresee government mandated shoe-tie-ers in about twenty years.
Update: Thanks to Greg for the heads up. According to him, the review of the program on the air/podcast was a little more harsh.