ECONOMY/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PAUL RYAN: “I’ve [David Lazarus] tried to avoid wonkiness and political ideology. As Rebitzer said, this is a matter of the laws of economics, and those laws are clear: You can’t have affordable and comprehensive coverage for everyone without getting everyone, young and old, sick and healthy, into the system.
‘People are going to do what they want to do with their lives because we believe in individual freedom in this country,’ Ryan said on ‘Face the Nation.’
‘So the question is: Are we providing a system where people have access to health insurance if they choose to do so? And the answer is yes. But are we going to have some nice-looking spreadsheet that says, ‘We, the government of the American — the United States, are going to make people buy something and therefore they’re all going to buy it*? No.’
Either he’s trying to deceive you or he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
-David Lazarus, “Either Paul Ryan is full of it or he has no idea what he’s talking about,” The Los Angeles Times online, March 14, 2017