Here’s a classic joke from the height of the Cold War:
Man 1: Come the revolution, we’ll all be driving Rolls Royces.
Man 2: But I don’t want to drive a Rolls Royce.
Man 1: Come the revolution, you’ll have to.
And here’s the bottom line on ObamaCare, which Ed Morrissey neatly summarizes:
Not only can Obama not show how his plan will lower premiums, it’s actually likely to increase them, thanks to the restrictive nature of the exchanges in relation to health-care plan types. Lower-cost coverage that rely on health-savings accounts (HSAs) and higher deductibles — which make perfect sense for younger individuals and families — will get eliminated in favor of more comprehensive plans.
Let me summarize that summary:
Man 1: Come the ObamaCare revolution, you’ll get gold-plated, extremely expensive, comprehensive health care.
Man 2: But I’m 26 years old, single, very healthy, and need cheap coverage that only kicks in should I have a health catastrophe. I don’t want to pay for expensive, gold-plated health care.
Man 1: Come the ObamaCare revolution, the IRS and other government agencies will work together to make sure you pay for that coverage anyway.
You can dress it up however you want, with fancy new age/retro posters, with inane babble about “hope” and “change,” and with swooning over arms and abs, but the bottom line is that, once a government starts talking about mandatory “benefits,” you’re no longer living in a free country.