Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Obamacare's Greatest Impact

Ever have that feeling
Almost broke in two
Said that you were leaving
Like you do, like you do

Judge Nap suggests that the greatest impact of Obamacare may be that it convinced more Americans that healthcare is an entitlement to be provided by government (i.e., provided by forced labor of others). The Judge conceptualized Obamacare as a stool with four problematic legs.

Constitutional leg. The premise that the federal government has lawful power to regulate the delivery of healthcare.

Legal leg. The premise that the federal government is obligated to provide health insurance to everyone in America.

Economic leg. The requirement that everyone in the US purchase and maintain health insurance.

Orwellian leg. The requirement that all health care providers in the US shall retain all patient records in digital format and the the federal government shall have access to those records.

None of those legs were repaired/replaced by the recently passed GOP-led House healthcare bill. That same GOP-led House voted multiple times to repeal Obamacare when they knew that it had no chance of making it thru the process.

Such fecklessness occurs when politicians sense that voters think that the public treasury has become the public trough.

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