January 10th, 2014

You only thought you wanted to keep your hospital

But you were wrong, you silly goose. You thought you wanted a Prada bag, too, didn’t you?

My new article is up at PJ.

14 Responses to “You only thought you wanted to keep your hospital”

  1. M J R Says:

    “I happen to agree with [Michael] Moore’s basic sentiment…And yet I am much more sympathetic to Obamacare than Moore. He thinks it’s awful. I consider it a deceptively sneaky way to get the health care system both of us really want.”

    — Noam Scheiber in The New Republic, in the piece “How Obamacare Actually Paves the Way Toward Single Payer.”

    Scheiber uses “deceptively sneaky” not as a conservative might use it. It’s not pejorative. He uses the term as a compliment. He *likes* the fact that it is deceptive and sneaky. He approves of the lie.

    — Ken Blackwell


  2. Lizzy Says:

    Sounds kinda….unequal, keeping the riffraff out of certain prestigious hospitals, no?

  3. Richard Aubrey Says:

    Different conundrum. Sooner or later, the fools who voted for this mess, which means Obama plus libs and dems generally, are going to find themselves hammered by it.
    I don’t hold any hope that watching others outside the nuclear family get hammered will make any impression.
    But eventually….
    Then what? What will they do? What will they say? What will they say to people they’ve insulted and criticized? What will they think about their voting choices this time, and last time, and the next time?

  4. roc scssrs Says:

    Even with single payer, there will be high-quality care available, but only for the very rich and, of course, the well-connected. Someone like Cohn, a certified member of the nomenklatura, will always choose a place like Cedars Sinai for his care. He did, after all, succumb to snob appeal and attend Harvard (which isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, either.)

  5. Matt_SE Says:

    “Obamacare is so far from being an insurance system based on market forces that Cohn’s statement is quite simply ludicrous. He knows better, but he’s hoping we ignorant “unwitting” folk don’t.”

    The fact that you’ve called him out on it is itself a refutation of his “hope.” Your article proves that at least some of the people are paying attention.

    As soon as the employer mandate pain starts, I think a lot of the others will be paying attention too.

  6. Paul in Boston Says:

    When these characters dump their current insurance and buy from the exchange it will be time to start listening to them. When that happens, I’ll bet we’ll hear a lot of screaming the first time they try to go to the doctor for something serious.

  7. parker Says:

    I like your PJ article. “He knows better, but he’s hoping we ignorant “unwitting” folk don’t.” Such is the arrogance and loathing of the left for the salt of the earth that put food on the table, fix the busted plumbing, and perform all the necessary functions that make the world go round. Smug bastards and bitches one and all.

  8. A_Nonny_Mouse Says:

    From Richard Aubrey, above:
    “Then what? What will they do? What will they say? What will they say to people they’ve insulted and criticized? What will they think about their voting choices this time, and last time, and the next time?”

    They’ll do what Leftists always do: find somebody to scapegoat for maliciously subverting their wonderful, carefully-planned system. “Kill the ‘wreckers’! Find the network of ‘saboteurs’! “

  9. Richard Aubrey Says:

    I’m afraid you’re right, at least with regard to a lot of people. (don’t I sound superior and condescending?)
    But maybe some ….

  10. Don Carlos Says:

    SueDeNym’s comment at the PJ site is excellent.

    Jonathan Cohn is basically in the business of selling used cars that have no wheels to the rubes that visit him. His pseudo-reasoning, his smarmy salesmanship is so revolting that I no longer read even the headlines at Lib sites; he is far from alone in the media biz. I thank Neo for so doing.

  11. Don Carlos Says:

    To Richard Aubrey and Matt_SE (and others, who forecast gloom, shock and doom falling on the libtards when the full force of Obamacare is applied):

    British National Health Service was Labor-enacted in 1948. Its failings, its mediocrity-at-best are widely widely known. Yet it lives. Today it is the largest employer in the UK; it was a sponsor (with health-care Pounds) of the London Olympics. As a political creation, it remains a thriving though disgusting entity >60years after its creation.

    Cronyism and Corruption.

  12. Ymarsakar Says:

    The Left was created to destroy modern Western civilization.

    No historical or traditional system has ever been created and designed to destroy the Left, however.

  13. br549 Says:

    My oldest is marrying a surgeon. In our conversations over Obamacare, he has confirmed roughly what roc scssrs stated in the first sentence of his post above of 01/10 @2:57 P.M.

    Two tiers of health care. If you can pay, you will be cared for by the best of the best.

  14. Ymarsakar Says:

    When medical resources run low on the best of the best, they will order that medical resources be rationed or cut for the lower classes. As usual, it was intended to be that way all along.

    Death panels were just the tip of the iceberg. You will soon see fake medicine being produced for a profit by the Leftist autocracy.

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