The suppression of liberty in health care choices will take all privacy down with it. Tight government control of electronic medical recordswhich used to be privateseems a minor contribution to the destruction of the Fourth Amendment compared to the seizure of everyone's communications with everybody, without individual court orders based on probable cause.
How can we protest loss of privacy in any communications when we must surrender it for our medical records?
Hopefully this will distract the IRS from persecution of nonprofit organizations that oppose the party line coming from Washington, DC.
As the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just reported, businesses will continue to cut jobs and implement reduction in the working hours of millions of employees to avoid the insurance mandate in 2015. Then they will cut insurance policies for employees in favor of paying fines and saving billions of dollars in rising insurance costs.
Who could have imagined they would do such a thing?
We will get more bad news when insurance companies announce far higher premiums for 2015, as young people are not rushing to sign up for more expensive insurance to subsidize their more affluent elders.
Who could have expected that?
President Obama could have expected it, just as he knew that insurance commissioners would generally reject his one-year reprieve from the lie that if you like your insurance, you can keep it.
The president will continue to delay or set aside any provision of the law without authorization of Congress or reference to the provisions of the law. In fact, the replacement of law approved by Congress with arbitrary and vague administrative regulationsapproved by countless anonymous bureaucratsis not just a consequence of Obamacare but an explicit objective of the president.