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Live Free -- And Uninsured

NazisStoleOurCountry Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 11:42 PM
Healthcare is exactly like dirt. It's free because no one wants it. So the government will force you to "want" it - and then, presto, make it more costly than gold! Ah, the wonders of gevernment control. Everything they touch turns to shi*, including people in their government hospitals!

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...