Russ Roberts

Something’s gotta give

Missouri voters have voted against the federal mandate in ObamaCare requiring everyone to buy health insurance.

Not surprisingly, they like their current health care more than ObamaCare.

The problem is that the current health care system is not sustainable. The American people need to eat spinach. But Obama sold health care reform as if it were chocolate cake. It’s not. It’s spinach and a particularly distasteful kind of spinach and most people realize it. Strangely enough, people prefer chocolate cake to spinach. Part of me finds the Missouri vote comforting. But we shouldn’t to cheerful that the status quo has been preserved. Something’s gotta give. The spinach is coming.

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