Saturday, August 22, 2009

Obamacare is just a bad idea

Alain's Newsletter examines an overlooked component of the health care debate.

Health Care IS a Liberty Issue

To date, it seems like the recent debate over health care reform has focused primarily on fiscal and accessibility issues, in and of themselves. I certainly agree with the concerns people have about these. I think it’s a bad idea (and I have a gift for understatement) to allow the federal government to usurp authority over a sector that makes up over 15% of our economy with the attendant taxation and regulation that will come with that takeover. I also am quite concerned about the very real threat of rationing and the life issues involved. However, I think there’s an even more fundamental issue at risk here — and that is the matter of liberty.