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Nitwittery nailed again

November 6, 2013

The New York Times published this last Sunday:

Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies
By REED ABELSON and KATIE THOMAS
Published: November 3, 2013

Millions of people could qualify for federal subsidies that will pay the entire monthly cost of some health care plans being offered in the online marketplaces set up under President Obama’s health care law, a surprising figure that has not garnered much attention, in part because the zero-premium plans come with serious trade-offs. […]

Don Boudreaux nails them in his typical fashion in a post at Cafe Hayek:

Here’s a letter to the New York Times:

Your headline today reads “Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies.”

More accurate wording would be “Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible to Free Ride at Other People’s Expense.” That the people actually paying for all this “free” health insurance are faceless does not make them unreal – only invisible. And being invisible, the people footing the bill are ignored by Pres. Obama and other politicians preening publicly over their faux-generosity in spending other people’s money to bribe voters with promises of “free” health insurance. […]

Seriously, what are these people (Abelson and Thomas) thinking? That there’s such a thing as Money For Nothin’?

H.T. Jeff G.

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