Saturday, July 24, 2010

From the realm of unintended consequences...

Obamacare/mandatory Medicaid is not only not going to not cover preexisting conditions, but the passing of the bill has had several unintended consequences. Things like wiping out large chunks of private enterprise profits. Likely in the future, it'll wipe out employer-provided health insurance. But right now, the most recent "unintended" consequence is that health insurance companies are no longer willing to underwrite children.

That's right: the government is forcing parents that don't have family plans to put their kids on Medicaid now, which gives the government a whole lot more say over how parents are allowed to care for their kids.

That makes me wonder just how much of these consequences are actually unintended.

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