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In Praise of Discrimination

michael204 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 9:42 PM
John, I typically enjoy reading (and watching) your stories because they are matter-of-fact and unbiased and you seem to have an excellent grasp on things like common sense! And this column is no exception. I cannot find a single misstatement and particulary enjoyed your closing comment about reform. Obamacare is "legislation" that is fatally flawed in many ways and should be thrown out. It is not "health care". It contains few redeeming qualities but fails to meet its two main goals, decreasing health care costs and providing adequate insurance for the uninsured. It may allow for "provided insurance" for those uninsured but their coverage will not be comprehensive and it will be impossible for them to find a primary care physician.

I'm scared.

I fear that even if the Supreme Court overrules most of Obamacare (or did already, by the time you read this), Republicans will join Democrats in restoring "good" parts of the law, like the requirement that insurance companies cover kids up to age 26 and every American with a pre-existing condition.

Those parts of Obamacare are popular. People like getting what they think is free stuff. But requiring coverage to age 26 makes policies cost more.

Even Bill O'Reilly lectures me that government should ban discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions. Most Americans agree with him. Who likes...