In an otherwise wise addendum to his latest NYT column, Tyler takes a swipe at Health Savings Accounts:

By the way, I think that HSAs are ineffective as health care reform and that the so-called “right” is floundering on this issue, just to get in my equal opportunity smack on the blog.

While I’d prefer laissez-faire, HSAs are a vital component of Singapore’s amazing health care system. Singaporeans get great health care for a quarter of the U.S. cost, largely with market and market-like incentives. But almost no one pays attetion to this policy miracle. So as much as I dislike the rhetorical technique of repeating oneself thrice, I don’t know what more I can say to Tyler’s dismissal of HSAs than “Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.”