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Disagreeing with a Critic of Obamacare

None1257 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 2:03 PM
Well, finally someone who hit the nail on the head. Now all that is required is for someone to come up with how do we achieve the goal of having people pay for their own needs and wants.

Writing for the Washington Post, Robert Samuelson has a column on “The Folly of Obamacare.” This piece criticizes the President’s signature achievement for many good reasons, including increased uncertainty, the negative impact on job creation, rising levels of red ink, and generational unfairness.

I agree with all those complaints, but then Samuelson makes another point that rubbed me the wrong way because he’s complaining about a symptom and overlooking the underlying problem. Here’s what he wrote.

Uncontrolled health spending is the U.S. system’s main problem — and the ACA makes it worse. Spiraling health costs crowd out other government programs and...

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