Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on How ObamaCare Criminalizes Medicine
That ObamaCare is fiscally irresponsible, economically immature, and constitutionally pugnacious many people know. What they don't know is that it is also a big entrapment scheme, writes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia. She notes in The Daily Beast that in the recently passed "doc fix," ObamaCare goes after low income taxpayers to pay doctors. But then in the name of cracking down on "waste, fraud and abuse," it goes after doctors to subsidize coverage for low income families, "putting everyone at war with everyone else." As she writes:
This is utter insanity. And it has been caused by the transformation of health care into a government-controlled industry where the natural, self-regulating forces of the market have been badly subverted. There is nothing left but the coercive apparatus of the state to keep patients and doctors in line.