The details don’t matter. Once it’s in place, health-care “reform” can be re-reformed endlessly. Indeed, you’ll be surprised how little else we talk about. So, for example, public funding for abortions can be discarded now, and written in — as it surely will be by some judge — down the road.
Every single adjustment made down the road will be in a way which increases government power and control over health care decisions. Although the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) has shown an increase in costs if the current bill gets passed, what if there was a way to pass a bill which actually lowered costs? What could be wrong with that?
It redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in a way that hands all the advantages to statists — to those who believe government has a legitimate right to regulate human affairs in every particular.
The practical aspects of the plan should not be what inspire opposition, rather, the opposition should be based on the problems with the underlying principle.
How did the health-care debate decay to the point where we think it entirely natural for the central government to fix a collective figure for what 300 million freeborn citizens ought to be spending on something as basic to individual liberty as their own bodies?
Plus, an excellent suggestion from Blue Crab Boulevard:
The best bet we have to stop this liberty-destroying monstrosity is to insist that all members of Congress and all Federal employees be subjected to the exact, same health care that the masses receive – no exceptions, no exemptions.