Thursday, June 2, 2011

Economic Sense and Nonsense

Sally Pipes makes some good legal and economic arguments against ObamaCare in her 5/30/2011 Forbes piece, "The Administration's Argument For Obamacare Makes No Sense".

In particular, she notes:
...[U]pon careful inspection, the Obama team's argument for the constitutionality of the individual mandate amounts to little more than "because we said so."
She also discusses how the claim that ObamaCare will lessen the cost-shifting are faulty. Rather than fixing that particular problem, ObamaCare will simply make things worse.

These are not necessarily the most fundamental problems with ObamaCare, but they are important ones. And I'm glad they're being addressed by analysts like Sally Pipes.