It’s being reported that some Democrats who have to run for reelection next year are a bit nervous about Obamacare. Among those who don’t have to face the voters, there is a group who are talking about how good the program really is. And within that group, there’s a bunch of folks who are trivializing the impact of lost insurance policies that people liked and thought they could keep.
TPM has a piece by Dylan Scott that falls into that category. The article quotes Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist who oversaw Romneycare, as saying:
We have to as a society be able to accept that. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a shame, but no law in the history of America makes everyone better off.
Yeah. Who really cares if several million Americans wind up losing the affordable health insurance they already had? As a famous European politician is alleged to have said, you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
UPDATE–Stacy McCain discusses totalitarian means and ends in the context of Obamacare.