From AOL: "A recent poll indicates that 58 percent of Americans favor repealing at least some of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I'm guessing that many of these opponents either oppose it because of misunderstandings about the abortion provisions or because they have been told -- and believe -- that this act represents fiscal madness and/or the slow creep toward socialism in the United States. If the Affordable Care Act were socialism, it would have had the power to remake every agency in the government and redesign how government spends its money. But the Affordable Care Act is not a new form of government...It's the health care equivalent of 'lemon laws' that protect consumers from getting tricked by used-car dealerships. Right now, we're making lemonade out of the lemons given to us by a for-profit system."
Read the rest of the article at the AOL Op-Ed site!
Thanks to RedRoom and AOL for another chance to talk about healthcare; my second commentary, "ObamaCare Socialism? Not On Your Life" is up on the AOL op-ed page. Many thanks again to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with AOL and for having the idea to connect my book with the Op-Ed page. The debate is a raging one this time. Whew!