Friday, July 23, 2010

Schwartz at PJM: Exploitation, Not "Reform"

Brian Schwartz of PatientPower has a new OpEd at PajamasMedia, "It's Not Health Care 'Reform'; It's Exploitation".

Here's the introduction:
Scratch a health care "reformer" and you're likely to find a health care exploiter. As ObamaCare's provisions and taxes begin and resistance builds through lawsuits and state-level measures, it's important to see the exploitative motives driving increased political control of your medical care. Health control advocates won't stop with ObamaCare (HR 3590). "Once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Whether health control supporters demand that all policies include certain benefits or that everyone must buy government-approved insurance or something like "Medicare for all," the policies don't follow from the alleged justifications for them. But they do follow from one motive: charity at gunpoint. That is, forcing you to finance other people's medical care. This is exploitation. It's about time freedom advocates reclaim this term often misused by the left, as so-called health care "reform" is a clear case of exploitation...
(Read the full text of "It's Not Health Care 'Reform'; It's Exploitation".)