The Salesman-in-Chief changed his rhetoric again this weekend. President Obama now likens his healthcare proposal (i.e. takeover) to mandated auto insurance.
"That's why under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance -- just as most states require you to carry auto insurance." -- President Obama.
I heard this stance once before from a healthcare supporter, comparing required health insurance to auto insurance.
Well, both have the same words in them, but other than that, where's the similarity?
Auto insurance is liability insurance to protect others and protect you from others. Health insurance is to protect you and your family. Driving a car is a privilege, so should we require everyone to have auto insurance even if they don't drive? If you don't want to pay auto insurance, don't drive.
Millions of people use public transportation, ride a bicycle or find other means as an alternative to driving their own vehicle.
I think the President, like many of his supporters, are desperate to push healthcare through. The government's goal of a one payer system is obvious and admitted by some (Dennis Kucinich) and they'll try anything to convince Congress that they can get re-elected after voting for Obamacare.
Healthcare fearmongering has taken over the Democratic platform as we've endured: healthcare is a right, healthcare is like auto insurance, backdoor deal between Obama and "Big Pharma", manipulated uninsured data, demonized doctors and insurance companies -- the result is still the same: government takeover of healthcare.
Obama was billed as the smartest President ever, but in this case his analogy is all wrong.