Boo Hoo

So this is a fun criticism of the GOP’s latest scheme to reform Obamacare. As the headline says, the GOP bill forces states to build health systems from scratch. That’s hard.

Yes. It is. And Obamacare is a byzantine nightmare of unwieldy bureaucracy. That’s hard too for a lot of middle class families the New York Times has consistently ignored because their healthcare plight is worse under Obamacare.

But the founders believed in fifty laboratories of democracy. Federalism is the right approach instead of a one size fits all approach from which no American citizen can escape.

The problem here really is that the New York Times and the left in general understand that a national healthcare scheme is fraught with all sorts of peril and problems, but if imposed no one can get out from under it. So all will have the same problems, which the government can tell us are features not bugs.

Having the several states sort this out themselves might just reveal a free market solution works far better. And we can’t have that now, can we?

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