What happens when you combine a new entitlement with an ignorant population desperate for handouts? Well, I think I have a pretty good idea after reading Margaret Talev’s article about the confusion surrounding ObamaCare. Hold onto your gag reflex it’s not pretty.
Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors’ offices, human resources departments and business groups.
“They’re saying, ‘Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?’ ” said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.
Just wait until some of these people realize they’ll face fines if they don’t get insurance. I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised when nearly half of U.S. households don’t even pay Federal income tax. It seems that no one realizes that life saving medical breakthroughs come at a cost. When the financial incentive is removed there will be less research and less breakthroughs. Unfortunately John Smith wants his unicorn and he wants it now. Progress be damned, the idea of “fair share” is much more important than saving lives.