Ed Darrell Wrote:
Apr 11, 2012 11:26 PM
According to Hayek, socialism occurs when the state owns or controls the "means of production" in an industry. Under ObamaCare, the private insurance companies are required to not disqualify people for pre-existing conditions, to provide preventive care, and to cover children stuck in the young adult "doughnut hole." But they remain private insurance companies. Health care is delivered by private physicians, working in private offices, private clinics and private hospitals. The government takes over none of those institutions. Pharmaceuticals are provided by private manufacturers. Health care devices are manufactured by for-profit, private companies. The government owns or controls no "means of production." Socialism? Where?