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Live Free -- And Uninsured

inkling_revival Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 6:18 PM
Meanwhile, the government has been empowered to regulate anything and everything so long as the mechanism to regulate it is a coercive tax. How are you planning to undo that? The Constitution has been stripped of its meaning. It's time to revolt, to secede, to divide the nation into two, or to drive the progressives out of our country and reset the Constitution to its original meaning.

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"), NPR's "Talk of the Nation" held a seminar of sorts at the Aspen Institute's legendarily pretentious Ideas Festival. Someone in the audience asked NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner this question: "Today's decision is a positive decision for the estimated 50 million uninsured Americans. Who are the losers today?"

Rovner seemed to struggle to find losers. She came up with insurance companies that want the so-called individual mandate -- now a punitive tax, according to the Supreme Court -- to be much more punitive. After thinking...