ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Obama says health care is a "right"
“[OBAMA:] In the wealthiest nation on Earth [for some], no one should go broke just because they get sick. In the United States, health care is not a privilege for the fortunate few, it is a right.”
So let's look at how that's going to work out:
Obamacare Premiums Report Shows Low Prices For Uninsured With Wide Variation
The figures released by the Department of Health and Human Services represent averages and prices will vary widely by geographic location as well as family size, age, tobacco use* and income. Even the average price of a so-called bronze plan, designed to cover 60 percent of medical expenses not counting monthly premiums, masks big variation. The average price of the cheapest bronze plan in Minnesota is $144 while in Wyoming, comparable coverage costs $425 on average, not including subsides.
(I won't even talk about price because we still don't know what we'll get for the money, and won't until the Exchanges launch, assuming they work.)
How can a "right" vary by geography, family size, age, and income? In CA, the "right" varies down to the county level. Do I have more or less First or Fourth Amendment rights because of where I live? Do I have more free speech because I live in Penobscot County instead of Piscataquis County?
Ludicrous, although -- and by "although" I mean "since" -- he's pandering to a "friendly crowd" of "progressive" supporters.
NOTE * I sure hope "tobacco use" isn't a Trojan horse for a whole series of "nudges," like dietary change. Where's the stopping point?