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Live Free -- And Uninsured

Uncle Mike Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 1:25 AM
I saw a panelist, a doctor, on TV a couple nights ago who said the quality of health care will go up and the cost of health care will go down as a result of this decision. So there!
Eleanor35 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 11:05 AM
DianeCee Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 7:49 AM
Ignorant Americans will be left behind the iron curtain, Mike. Good luck to you.

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...