"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Remember the Premises of Obamacare

Remember the premises of Obamacare...

  • That there were 50 million uninsured Americans who were clamoring to be able to buy health insurance but couldn't.
  • That creating massive uncertainty regarding a significant cost factor for every business, large and small -- namely, health care benefits for employees, including the self-employed -- wouldn't flatten out America's economic growth.
  • That lawyers in Congress and federal government bureaucracies knew how to "fix" the problems with the health insurance marketplace to ensure that everyone would get coverage.
  • That people who "liked" their existing coverage could keep it.

Every single premise has been proven false.   And, perhaps the most damning, the negligible number of people who persevere to sign up for Obamacare shows that this disaster was trying to fix a problem that essentially didn't exist.  

All of these machinations, all of this disruption, all of this effort, all of this expense... and the "uninsured" apparently don't really care all that much whether they sign up or not.


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