Is Obamacare’s Fatal Flaw Taking Effect?
The healthy must subsidize the sick, and the healthy are opting out. (Also read Stephen Green's "Your Obamacare Fail of the Day")
May 22, 2013 - 12:10 am
As author Ayn Rand’s noted in her novel Atlas Shrugged:
A viler evil than to murder a man, is to sell him suicide as an act of virtue. A viler evil than to throw a man into a sacrificial furnace, is to demand that he leap in, of his own will, and that he build the furnace, besides.
That’s what is happening with Obamacare.
But this also means that Americans have a powerful weapon — their ability to say “no.” If the Obama administration needs our willing cooperation for their law to work, we can fight back by withdrawing that cooperation. As Dr. Megan Edison recently wrote in response to the call for her and her fellow pediatricians to funnel more patients into ObamaCare, “Primum non nocere. I will not comply.”
Peaceful non-cooperation with the authorities is a tactic with a long and noble tradition, used successfully by men such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
ObamaCare won’t go down without a tough political fight. But Americans have the ultimate weapon on their side — their ability to say “no.” Don’t buy into the coming PR campaign. Don’t encourage people to sign up for the government-run insurance “exchanges.” Circulate articles and blog posts critiquing the health law. Support state governors who refuse to cooperate with federal mandates. But most importantly, don’t be a willing accomplice to a health law you don’t support.
Millions of concerned Americans, including Dr. Edison, are already saying “no” to ObamaCare. Will you join them?
(Also read Stephen Green’s “Your Obamacare Fail of the Day”)