Obamacare is Anti-Free Market Unless You're a SmokerSubmitted by McWilly on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:11
Obamacare is a behemoth destroying everything in its path as it lashes about uncontrollably. The one selling point of this awful legislation was that those with preexisting conditions would be covered. However, that doesn’t apply to smokers, who are being unfairly targeted by this crony capitalism legislation for their crime of inhaling tobacco particles.
Were this the free market, charging smokers more (up to 50% higher premiums than nonsmokers) would make sense. If you have a preexisting condition/habit that makes you a higher risk and potential cost to the insurer than other customers, you pay more. Addicts, alcoholics, etc. all would pay more as dictated by the insurance company’s policies as calculated by risk assessors. It’s up to them to decide to insure you or not and at what rate.
In this non-free market Obamacare system, everyone is accepted into insurance programs despite their preexisting conditions, without penalty, at an affordable rate (in [broken] theory). That is, except for smokers. And that is a travesty.