Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Poor Saps

Last night on NPR, a young New York bike messenger was interviewed about his take on the health care bill. I'm paraphrasing from memory, but essentially what he said was: "Public options? Single payer? I have no idea what's in the bill. But I've been uninsured for five years so I hope it helps me."

This poor guy. Sure, he's going to be "helped." The insurance mandate will require him to buy insurance or pay a fine. Will either one make him better off? Probably not. Either way, he'll basically be subsidizing health insurance for older, sicker people. This is entirely by design. And this guy has no idea what's coming.

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