From Reason.com – Obamacare’s Authoritarian Problem

ObamacareConsumer choice trumps coercion every time.

David Harsanvi at Reason.com argues why your judgement about which healthcare option is best for you is better than the collective judgement of 51.1% of the electorate.

“Let me put it this way: There’s this Chinese restaurant near my house. It’s not the cleanest place, granted. And the folks who “work” there are, it seems, completely uninterested in my dining experience. The food is priced accordingly. But I love the dumplings. It’s really all that matters to me. There’s another Chinese place nearby. This one is newer. It has a friendly and attractive staff. It offers me clean silverware, and I walk on expensive contemporary tiles. All that classy stuff is nice, and it’s also embedded into the price of my dumplings — which are no better. I don’t want to pay for the tiles. I just want the dumplings.”

Read his article on Obamacare here

Dr. Holly A. Bell is an Associate Professor teaching business and economics in the University of Alaska system in the Mat-Su Valley of Alaska. You can visit her website at www.professorhollybell.com or follow her on Twitter at @HollyBell8

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2 thoughts on “From Reason.com – Obamacare’s Authoritarian Problem

  1. The reason folks should be allowed to shop freely in the marketplace unimpeded by the government is also influenced by the innate nature of government bureaucracies. They tend to promote themselves and as Ronald Reagan said: “The closest thing to eternal life is a government bureaucracy”. There is no doubt that if this fiasco of Obamacare continues, it will take on a life of its own. If so, in the years ahead we will see things diminutive in size to the wooden propeller factory called to public attention only after Congress was asked by one of its constituents to approve more warehouse space for wooden propellers that were strategically continued in manufacture for World War I airplanes!

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  2. Canada has severe Health rules for restaurants too! in Canada both places under the same severe regulation, either would be certainly safe to eat at!

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