Many articles have been written at this point chronicling the disaster known as healthcare.gov, but one entitled “Obamacare Odyssey: month-long effort to log onto healthcare.gov” takes the cake.
I won’t quote it extensively because the keystone-cops-mess of Obamacare is well known by now, but there was one quote that I think is important because it speaks loudly to the central flaw in Obamacare (and all government programs intended to “help” individuals).
The man who struggled in vain for a month trying to log on had this to say:
“If this website belonged to a health insurance company and I had options I would never opt to buy a product or service from this company.”
The comment is instructive because it illuminates the differences between the private and public sectors as they relate to freedom in America:
– “If it were a company…” (as opposed to a government agency…)
– “If I had options…” (as opposed to no options…)
– “I would never opt to buy…” (in other words, I would opt out…)
This is the essence of why Liberal utopian fantasies always fail — and not only fail, but cause misery, destruction, and sometimes even death, whether intended or not.
They fail so badly because they remove market forces from the equation and replace them with the petty contrivances of government bureaucrats who can never know enough no matter how brilliant they are or think they are.
Only market forces (regulated within certain boundaries, as Teddy Roosevelt demonstrated) produce successful organizations, systems, products, and outcomes. Free market competition produces great products and services because people are getting constant feedback from the market.
In contrast, if you are Barack Obama and never worked even one day in a private company — and you are the kind of man who would stock his Cabinet with similarly inexperienced people to form a kind of anti-market fantasy league — you will design and build inefficient and wasteful monstrosities that will eliminate choices, including the choice to opt-out.
And so, Sweet Innocent Liberal, as the federal Dragnet closes in on the entire U.S. population, do you see your waiver coming from the Manchurian? Are you special, and do have connections inside the New Politburo? Have you shown sufficient patronage to the regime?
Do you realize, yet, that Barack Obama used you for his malignant schemes?