Health insurance is not at all like car insurance

Barack Obama compared having health insurance to having car insurance in his speech last week. Today, I read an article in the WSJ that did the same thing. Over the course of a week, I have heard this being repeated again and again. The two are not at all analogous to each other.

Driving is a privilege. Living is a right.

If I can’t afford insurance or gas for my car, I can decide simply not to drive it. I can’t decide not to drive my body because I can’t afford the insurance.

Comparing the two is silly and stupid. Please quit doing it.