All of the apologies for Obamacare notwithstanding, Obamacare at its core is little other than a welfare program.
Tagged: Health Care
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson gave a speech at the University of Michigan in which he first proposed what he called the “Great Society.” So what of the Great Society on its 50th birthday? Sadly, there’s little to celebrate.
If we bought groceries in America the way we buy health care, the cost for food would explode and most of our political debate would be centered on finding some policy to deal with high food prices.
Assuming that the purpose of a health care industry is to prolong and improve human life, legislating away money as the economic mechanism for clearing the market and substituting in its place time is the worst possible allocation of resources.
The healthcare debate springs from the false premise that only the government can ensure “access” to health care. Nothing that the Supreme Court said changes the fact that we are debating the wrong things.
Forget the esoterica of the constitutional arguments. Forget that Congress has arrogated to itself power over your life on a scale never before seen. The real problem with Obamacare is that upwards of four out of ten in the United States believe that entitlement on such a scale is even possible.
Obamacare’s second birthday is coming and going today almost totally uncelebrated. Proud father Barack Obama had everybody over to the house on the day his namesake was born. But today he, and Obamacare’s mother, Nancy Pelosi aren’t saying a word.
Try to imagine the bureaucratic gridlock of a city of fewer than 100,000 trying to procure toilet paper for a few city buildings scaled up to say, the size of the bureaucracy of an entire country trying to procure health care for 310 million citizens.
By his ham-handedness, Rush Limbaugh turned the event of a college student’s testimony before Congress into a wasted opportunity to expose the folly of limitless entitlement.
It finally has become clear to me that I have insufficiently appreciated what is actually motivating those that argue in favor of mandated health plan coverage of contraceptives. The word “free” explains it all.