Avik Roy of Forbes has never been what you’d call a fan of Obamacare. Now, however, he’s calling the mandated insurance program “lawless” and “unconstitutional.” Why?
The White House—having canceled Americans’ old health plans, and having botched the system for enrolling people in new ones—knows that millions of Americans will enter the new year without health coverage. So instead of actually fixing the problem, the administration is retroactively attempting to force insurers to hand out free health care—at a loss—to those whom the White House has rendered uninsured. If Obamacare wasn’t a government takeover of the health insurance industry, then what is it now?