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Obamacare's Robin Hood Scheme and the Socioeconomics of Health

February 9, 2016

At its core, Obamacare is a health and income redistribution scheme. Healthy behaviors tends to rise with income and education. Obamacare regulations are designed to transfer some of the wealth (and health) of the healthier, better educated households to poorer, less healthy households through medical intervention. As a result, premiums are skyrocketing and the state and federal exchanges are descending into an adverse selection death spiral.  

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