Obamacare and Job Mobility

With its facial warts and its severe case of acne, Obamacare will almost certainly achieve something worth keeping: Portability of health insurance. I wish it had been achieved another way less dependent on the growth of government. Yet, in fact, since WWII when the custom started of tying health insurance to job, the US health care system showed no sign of reforming itself in that direction.

As a conservative (libertarian, not born-again tendency) I rejoice, of course, at the prospect of people not aspiring for jobs or staying in jobs they don’t like, just for the “health benefits.”

I wish media conservative voices – my friends – who speak the obvious on this. Rush Limbaugh, among others, does not.

PS My positive experience with the French single-payer, “socialist” national health delivery system does influence my perception. Why wouldn’t it? Yes, it’s not affordable. Yet, the French national debt as % of GDP is not higher then the US equivalent. Go figure!


About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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2 Responses to Obamacare and Job Mobility

  1. Nick says:

    good imagery! oh the pus and boils

  2. I am glad I got to you at least, Nick. I have learned a lot about Obamasupporters from you. (This is no joke.) They go for imagery. In fact, if I keep saying “supporters,” guys like you will think “athletic” and the president’s popularity will begin to decline (except among fetishists, of course).

    I wonder if it’s still legal to speak like this about the president. Oh, we will soon know.

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