Mar. 22nd, 2010

From what I've heard, the new health care bill will impose fines on people who don't have health insurance. Is this true? If it is, I'm tempted to refuse my employers health insurance plan on general principles.

I'm ambivalent about the idea of such a bill in the first place. I wanted Obama elected in the hopes that he'd fix things like the influence of lobbyists and money and restore civil liberties and have a more open and accountable government. Health care was really low on my list of priorities, and I was nearly certain I wasn't for any kind of solution that involved perpetuating the stupidity that is the current health insurance system.

Unfortunately, Obama seems to be standing still or going backwards on all the things I really care about. For example, his administration has refused significantly more FOIA requests than the previous one.

I'm rather disappointed.

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