Friday, March 07, 2014

Adding Insult to Injury

At Human Events, John Hayward writes, "You’ve got to give President Obama this much: his health-care plan might be the most comprehensive failure in the history of American government.  Never before has a program tried to control so much, at such soaring expense, and utterly failed in every single way.  Insurance is getting less affordable for many Americans; plans are getting wiped out left and right, contrary to Obama’s promises; the quality of medical care is declining as provider networks contract, also contrary to Obama’s promises; the cost of the Affordable Care Act is soaring high enough to make its original cost estimates look ridiculous; and the insurance industry has been hollowed out enough to enter the bailout zone.
But perhaps worst of all, there are new studies that show uninsured Americans are profoundly uninterested in ObamaCare.  The ostensible point of this hideously expensive exercise – the way it was sold to the American people – was the desperate need to bring insurance coverage to those left in the cold by the old system.  A trillion dollars later, it turns out most of the uninsured would rather stay out in the cold."
And that's probably because they found out it's not free.  Which only proves the maxim that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink -- especially not at the expense of the rest of us.

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