U.S. Health Law Faces Critical Year
Obama needs to find a passel of stupid healthy people who he can force to sign up to salvage his only remaining signature program from his 8 wasted years as President. I suspect that ship has sailed. The remaining are young, and don't make enough to make such expenditure valuable.
Of course, Obama will not make the simple changes necessary to open the markets across state lines, eliminate the pre paid medical garbage he stuffed into these "insurance" packages (which are not insurance at all, but mostly prepaid medical, and wealth transfer), eliminate policies in which men pay for women's health issues, and all the other tomfoolery Obamacare is packed full with.
By doing these simple changes, and allowing the individual to buy pre packaged medical insurance, or create their own medical payments insurance a la carte, nearly all of the remaining resistance could be removed, allowing many more people to buy truly affordable medical payments insurance.
Oh, and make HSA's available for everyone as a right.
Instead, Obamacare punishes the young, and healthy, to pay for the profligate overweight Boomers who don't want to pay for their medical costs. It punishes men to help women pay for their medical costs, and it punishes families. It also lards on prepaid medical coverage for all manner of scans, tests, and procedures of only the most questionable value, and increasingly of no value, or even negative value.
Government has no place rooting around in the individuals health, his health care, or the provision of medical care to the individual. Obama, and Obamacare have made an excellent but difficult to afford system, unaffordable. The policies will eventually cause the great American medical delivery system to grind to a halt, hurting not only Americans but the people of the entire world.
Johan Norberg notes that America develops much of the medical technologies, drugs, medicines, and procedures, and that the world free rides on the American system. Shutting down the American system would be a disaster, not just for us, but for the world. He talks medicine just after 4:00 into the video.