Jan 30, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
It isn’t hard to see why nobody is clamoring to take a job that offers low pay and lots of regulations and will make everyone in the country hate you.
But it’s been clear from the beginning that this is the kind of thing you get with a massive, centralized health care “fix” like Obamacare: 15 unhappy people in a room making enormously important but impossible to predict decisions affecting a broad and diverse industry (not to mention the lives and health of millions). It’s hard to imagine a centralized approach getting all the nuances of health care right—and we certainly haven’t stumbled onto the miracle cure here.
If you go for the job, though, try not to dwell on how impossible and unpopular and low-paying your work will be. Instead, think about the fact that you’ll be able to tell your grandkids that you were one of the first death panelists.