Rep. Marsha Blackburn went on CNN this morning to talk about privacy concerns with Obamacare. It didn't go well for her.
This gets to one of the fundamental problems with the critique of Obamacare as a Big Brother-type of initiative — outside of setting up the transaction, the government isn't providing the care. Blackburn and others are raising the specter of Big Government in your life but all the program essentially does is facilitate most of us getting private health insurance. At the end of your sign-up, you're dealing with Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Aetna or another private insurer. There is no public option in the legislation and, in Tennessee, there is no expansion of Medicare.