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Paradox Rules

4:31 PM, Dec 6, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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The studying of Obamacare continues, seemingly without end, and under one scenario, the program may actually accomplish the obverse of its core aim.  As David Nather writes at Politico:

… health care experts say, it’s not out of the question that the Obama administration could face the worst-case scenario on Jan. 1: the number of uninsured Americans actually goes up.

The numbers games are interesting and even marginally enlightening.  They are also a good way to retreat into abstraction, which is supposed to be superior to anecdotage.  But if you are one of the newly uninsured, who had been confident that you could keep the plan you were satisfied with – then it looks like wonkery and the hell with it.

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