It’s about the Affordable Care Act and the effect on people who are deemed able to afford it, not just for themselves, but for all of the people who will be getting it for free. As this article begins, there are lots of people who are now saying, “I just didn’t realize I would … pay for it personally“. This is from Legal Insurrection who discusses Mr. Nice Guy Lefty in contrast to mean and mingy Mr. Conservative. Ms. Cindy “Kind and Caring” Vinson is the name of the person who has suddenly found herself footing the bill:
Perhaps some people such as Vinson haven’t thought it through even to that extent. Perhaps their thinking stops at the ‘Of course, I want people to have health care’ point. That makes them good people in their own eyes: nice people, compassionate people, unlike those who disagree with them and are imagined to be mean people who do not ‘want people to have health care.’ The idea that conservatives actually might also ‘want people to have health care’ and yet be more realistic than liberals about the costs and benefits of such an undertaking, and might have different ideas about the best way to effect the greatest amount of health care for the greatest number of people, seems to be a foreign notion to many who think as Vinson does.
It’s unfortunately not typical that retribution happens so quickly and directly. I wish the consequences were restricted only to these people themselves.