Posted by | November 4, 2013 15:52 | Filed under: Contributors Opinion Stuart Shapiro Top Stories

Nicholas Kristof nails it.

“THE biggest health care crisis in America right now is not the inexcusably messy rollout of Obamacare.

No, far more serious is the kind of catastrophe facing people like Richard Streeter, 47, a truck driver and recreational vehicle repairman in Eugene, Ore. His problem isn’t Obamacare, but a tumor in his colon that may kill him because Obamacare didn’t come quite soon enough.”

The website will get fixed.  The people who died because they couldn’t get health insurance won’t come back.

(And for a good read on how the plight of those losing their health insurance is overblown, read Jonathan Cohn’s piece here).

By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.