Froma Harrop | Heh: Obamacare is like a gift to ourselves or something

The deal in Obamacare is that everyone must obtain health coverage, but everyone can get it at a price they can pay. No American family faces financial ruin because a member falls ill and needs expensive care.

The whole idea of employer-sponsored health coverage is a historical oddity from the wage and price controls of World War II. Obamacare offers a step away from that irrational link.

So here’s a government benefit that actually encourages the creation of new entrepreneurs. Guaranteed health coverage is a freedom card for those who want to spread their wings in a business of their own. It’s a gift to ourselves.

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