Richman gets to the heart of the matter: Changing the way we pay for health care really does nothing to improve on the current system. As Richman says:
Requiring insurance companies to pay for our medical care misses the point. Where do you think insurance companies get their money? From us! What kind of right to health care is it if we end up paying for it anyway? Obama means well, but his plan is a shell game.
Richman goes on to humorously suggest enslaving the doctors, which is really the inevitable end of the progressive ideal.
But it begs a question: How can progressives claim that health care is important enough to be a "right", and at the same time devalue the providers of that "right"?