Monday, July 02, 2012

Unraveling the Mystery of Obamacare

This morning I have a question for you: why is requiring car insurance for drivers good, but requiring health insurance for people who have bodies bad? A few possible answers.

1. Not all states require auto insurance, just 47 of them. If you want to drive, you can always move to New Hampshire; also Wisconsin or California if you're willing to put up an enormous bond.

2. If you're poor, well, stop driving. Driving is for rich people! If you are rich and a poor person rams into your car (probably by accident but they're getting pretty irate lately) you can afford to fix it yourself. Or sue the poor person for his... uh... well, why give money to a trial lawyer anyway?

This second point is nicely illustrated by this clip from Fox News Sunday, in which Mitch McConnell points out that if you wanted medical care, you'd make more money.

After all, the last thing we need is for the death panels to say that we should approve treatments for your retired-without-a-pension parents. What kind of strong society will that serve?

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