The Obamacare soap opera gets better and better
They say in Latin America that telenovelas, or soap operas, get better week by week. Perhaps Obamacare will go down as one of the greatest telenovelas, because it is getting better every week.
The latest episode involves Harvard University professors, as reported by The New York Times:
For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to theHarvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.
You can't make this up.
Like some of the labor unions, the Harvard faculty is learning that "universal care" is a better speech than governing. It sounds great until you implement it and throw supply and demand into disarray.
In the meantime, that fellow that you see complaining about health care at the next liberal meeting is probably a Harvard college professor.
Just walk over, introduce yourself, and say two things:
1) Hope and change.
2) I feel your pain.