Diary

A new Facebook flash mob

Health reform supporters have begun posting the following as their Facebook status:

“XXXX believes that no one should die because they can not afford health care, and no one should go broke because they are sick. if you agree, make it your status!”

I invariably comment:

“YYYY believes that no one should ever be forced to pay for coverage they do not choose to purchase (HR 3200, Sec. 401). No one should ever be denied the free-market right to choose the terms of their own coverage (HR 3200, Sec. 102(c)(1)). And no one should ever have to face this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6127514/Sentenced-to-death-on-the-NHS.html.”

If one of your friends tries to muddy the issue of Obamacare with palliative aphorisms and soft-spoken doublethink, argue on the merits.