Obamacare comes to Harvard

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There’s a new wrinkle in the Obamacare “success” story that the Obama Administration is trying to either ignore or downgrade. The New York Times[1], of all places, published a story earlier this week noting faculty outrage at Harvard University over changes to their health care plans; changes that, as the university put it, must “respond to the national trend of rising health care costs, including some driven by health care reform.”

The irony here is rich. There was no shortage of Harvard faculty members pressing for the Affordable Care Act, and advising the president and his administration on health care policy. But now that they’re experiencing the same negative consequences of Obamacare that the rest of America is facing, they’ve changed their tune. Sometimes, it seems, the devil really is in the details, and they’re hard to see from up in the Ivory Tower.

When asked during a press briefing on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, of course, stopped short [2] of commenting directly on the ironic outrage seen at Harvard this week. His message instead seemed to be along the lines of, “the benefits still outweigh the costs!”

But that’s where he’s wrong. There are absolutely zero benefits to socialized health care. And it’s telling that so many former supporters are changing their tune. We can only hope our new Congressmen fulfill their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, and turn back the clock on this disastrous law.