Monday, April 18, 2016

Maybe another word

ObamaCare was always meant to collapse the private insurance industry and pave the way for single-payer. [Insurance company executives'] short-term greed caused them to back it anyway, which was stupid.

"Stupid" does not seem the right word. Fascist, certainly. But isn't this simply a tragedy of the commons problem? Presumably 75 percent of the individuals who benefited from this have moved on, leaving the suckers in their wake and enjoying a fine standard of living with excellent healthcare.

Not sure what can be done, really. Shoot them for treason? We're pretty close to doing that now, just not sure which side it will be. I do think a culture could sustain enough character in individuals to laugh schemes such as Obamacare out the door, but it seems likely we lost our last chance at that culture quite some time ago.


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