08:43 – Barbara had a carry-over vacation day that she had to take or lose, so she’s taking it today. She’s doing some farming work out in the yard and we’ll work on building more chemistry kits later.
I must admit that I’m not following the ObamaCare thing closely, figuring that it’s all politics and it’ll work out however the politicians decide it’ll work out. Whichever way it works out, I suspect a lot of people are going to be unhappy, including those who think they’ll be happy with one outcome or another. I suspect, no matter how the individual mandate thing unfolds, a lot of people who now have insurance through their jobs are going to find that they no longer do. But the real killer is going to be the pre-existing conditions thing. Forcing insurers to cover pre-existing conditions means that what they’re selling is no longer insurance by any reasonable definition. And, I will point out something that I’ve seen no one else point out: age is a pre-existing condition. Wait for the lawsuits. And the physicians and insurers declaring bankruptcy. Family-care physicians are hanging on by their fingernails right now. ObamaCare is going to put a lot more of them out of business.