I think the editorial writers here and elsewhere who defend the sections of Obamacare that affect health insurance are missing a couple of critical points.
Number 1: In the United States, we haven’t had a genuine health insurance market working under free-market principles for quite a while.
Near as I can figure, the distortion began when employers begin to offer health insurance in lieu of increased salaries back during World War II.
The distortions have grown and grown.
Basically, if “someone else” is paying the health care bill, we don’t care how much it costs — until “someone else” steps aside and we do have to pay.
Number 2: All of the government intervention over the past 20 or so years has been passed by well-intentioned, but shortsighted, legislators and congressmen.
The promoters of these schemes have had one goal in mind from the start: Break the system so they can “save” it by taking it over.
Make no mistake, the people who are behind Obamacare intend for it to thoroughly fail and crash the system, so they can take it over in the name of saving it!
I am satisfied that urgency of passing Obamacare came from the fact that the real free market was in the process of righting the system.