Looking at All the Items Mandated

TO BE COVERED under the so-called “Affordable” (What a larf!) Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), I have to conclude that this bundling scheme was…

Wait! “Bundling?”

Yeah. That’s what the mandated coverage provisions are — bundling. They make single males in their 20s pay for female contraceptives, mammograms, prostate checks, and Parkinson’s coverage (for examples), which he won’t need or even want for some time down the road, if ever at all. In aid of making those goods “affordable” for people who will want or need them at some time in their lives. And they make females in their 20’s pay for low-T treatments and flu shots for middle-aged diabetics, and aging grandparents pay for pre-natal care, and all the other distortions of the market.
Bundling.

But they want cable companies to unbundle their channels!

Dolly, you can’t expect consistency from people who think that there’s a moral dissonance between opposition to abortion and support for the death penalty. You just can’t. They probably can’t do math without taking their shoes off, either. You can’t expect adherence to rules from people who think that people who insist on following the rules (i.e. the Constitution) are extremist nutbars. You just can’t.

3 responses to “Looking at All the Items Mandated

  1. No sanity grows where no seed of it can ever be planted.

    • Mark Philip Alger

      Nice. You’re in a poetic mood. Liked your post about sexton. Would be a neat name for a character. I already have one named Book. A Scottish ship’s captain in the early-mid 19th Century. Who would Sexton be?

  2. Sexton would be an unassuming but dignified factotum. Think “Fawn” from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He would probably keep bees, like Fawn, or possibly run a small mail order store from his garage selling- I don’t know, maybe model trains or boats.