That Paul Krugman column from today's New York Times (more about it here) calls the Obama health overhaul "a plan to Swissify America" and says, "a Swiss-style system of universal coverage would be a vast improvement on what we have now." At John Goodman's Health Policy Blog, Linda Gorman reports on how it works in Switzerland: "In 2002, the government banned all new medical practices to control costs. The ban runs until 2010. Until then, a new physician cannot open a practice unless an old physician retires or dies." Yet another example of the strange assumption that in health care, unlike other markets, limiting supply decreases costs rather than increasing costs.