In What Obamacare Pollyannas Miss, Mickey Kaus challenges the remaining Obamacare apologists in the media in language that he thinks is likely to strike home. As he notes, one erroneous assumption in the Omabacare scheme is that physicians are fungible. The apologists seem to think no one should care too much that their choice of doctors within an insurance plan is severely limited so long as one has insurance. Kaus also notes that many of these apologists also seem to be avid foodies. He then asks
Anyone who has had an unusual or complicated disease -- or, for most people, a disease of any sort-will tell you this is crazy. It's as crazy as arguing that all restaurants are alike, so if a food reform program gave you a voucher for a meal at the Cosmic Diner when you were used to Momofuko (sic), that's "comparable" and you have no right to complain. Hey, you're getting fed, right?
I chuckle thinking about the outrage that would immediately erupt within the media/government complex should the executive and sous chefs at all the hot restaurants get swapped out for line cooks from Denny's, IHOP, Applebees and Red Lobster.