Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hsieh PJM OpEd: "ObamaCare's Other Infringements"

PJ Media has published my latest OpEd, "It's Not Just the Mandate: ObamaCare's Other Infringements".

Here is the opening:
ObamaCare supporters were hit with more bad news recently when the Congressional Budget Office announced that the health care law would cost nearly twice the original estimates: $1.76 trillion over ten years rather than $940 billion. Of course, such "unexpected" cost overruns are nothing new for government programs. When Medicare was passed in 1965, it was predicted to cost $12 billion by 1990. In reality, it cost a whopping $110 billion, almost 10 times more than predicted.

But the escalating economic costs of ObamaCare will pale in comparison to the escalating losses of freedom.

The infringement of personal freedom receiving the most attention lately has been the "individual mandate" requiring Americans to purchase health insurance. This issue is at the heart of the current legal challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court.

But ObamaCare imposes numerous other mandates and controls, including the following...
(Read the full text of "It's Not Just the Mandate: ObamaCare's Other Infringements".)