Saturday, March 27, 2010

Law of Unintended Consequences

CNBC's Dennis Kneale has a nice compendium of unintended consequence of ObamaCare. Some have been asked many times; others are strikingly fresh.

On the fresh side:

  • If most still uninsured when this is over are undocumented aliens, and if we enact immigration reform, what happens to cost?
  • Will we begin denying coverage for conditions brought on by moral failings: e.g. alcohol-related illnesses and accidents, obesity, STDs?
  • Will keeping kids on the parents' policy extend extended adolescence further?
Lurking behind everything is the Big Question: "Just how do you propose to pay for this giveaway?"

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