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Okay, Facebook friends, I get it. I’ve seen your witty political cartoons and dubiously strung together metaphors. I get that Obamacare is simultaneously ruining and furthering the nation. And to be honest, I have conflicting feelings about Obamacare. Not because it is cruel to insurance companies or because it gives people new chances at health. Rather because I would like to have the health insurance to remove these pesky, painful wisdom teeth, which have been causing me distress for a little over a year now, but I also remain ideologically terrified and opposed to body policing.
The conservatives have stumbled onto an interesting argument that they are, of course, probably for political reasons as well as a desire not to question the question, not going to make. Perhaps even better, this conservative objection to Obamacare throws the issue around the circle and into radical critique. People should not be forced to buy health insurance and, subsequently, should not be punished for refusal.