Monday, May 17, 2010

Connecting the Dots: Thanks, Nan!

Over the past two days, Bob has done yeoman's work bringing us up to speed on some of the scarier provisions of Obamacare©. You know, the ones we had to pass the bill to see? As Bob mentions, this involves the death spiral of employer-based health insurance, the potential death or exit from the marketplace of some (if not many) insurers, and the potentially earlier-than-anticipated demise of at least some of our seasoned citizenry.

As Bobby McFerrin so blissfully advised, though, "don't worry, be happy:"

We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,” Pelosi said, “a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.

Get that? Go ahead and quit that low-paying (or high-paying, for that matter) job, because the rest of us will carry your load. One wonders what happens when we reach that tipping point, though: who pays the piper when no one's working? As Margaret Thatcher once thoughtfully observed: "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."

[Hat Tip: RedState]

UPDATE: The Happy Hospitalist "gets it."
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