Obamacare: The Only Exit Strategy<br/> Hook us with government-subsidized universal and virtually unlimited coverage. By Charles Krauthammer

The strategy has been extensively quoted elsewhere, so I’ll stick to the punchline:

Isn’t there a catch? Of course, there is. This scheme is the ultimate bait-and-switch. The pleasure comes now, the pain later. Government-subsidized universal and virtually unlimited coverage will vastly compound already out-of-control government spending on health care. The financial and budgetary consequences will be catastrophic.

However, they will not appear immediately. And when they do, the only solution will be rationing. That’s when the liberals will give the FCCCER regulatory power and give you end-of-life counseling.

But by then, resistance will be feeble. Why? Because at that point the only remaining option will be to give up the benefits we will have become accustomed to. Once granted, guaranteed universal health care is not relinquished. Look at Canada. Look at Britain. They got hooked; now they ration. So will we.

Reminds me of an article I once read that when the NHS was first formed, women in labour got a midwife sent to their home to minister back massages. Now they’re reduced to delivering in hospital toilets.