Hugh Hewitt was away this week, so I was in the tender hands of guest hosts Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson. Aside from the Malaysian plane, the Arab Spring and the Ukraine, we discussed Obamacare:
GUY BENSON: So Mark, some very exciting Obamacare news over the last two days. They're extending the deadline after saying they wouldn't, and they've hit "six million" enrollments today. Pop the cork?
MARK STEYN: I wouldn't say that. Basically, the problem with American health care as far as the rest of the developed world and the Democratic Party and the media were concerned was that there were 30 million people uninsured in this country. For everybody else, it was working fine, but 30 million people had no health insurance. And that was the problem. They've solved the problem - and there will still be roughly 30 million uninsured by the time this has shaken through. But in the meantime, the only people signing up to Obamacare are people who were entirely, for the most part, people who were entirely happy with their health plans, but had them declared illegal by the government, and so were forced onto Obamacare. And by the way, it's not even, I don't even accept "health insurance" as the term for what it is now, because insurance is supposed to insure you against catastrophe. At Obamacare rates, the insurance itself is the catastrophe.
More from last night's show here.