It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded with the uninsured, followed by three, four, or six more of them, all needing care and importuning every provider for treatment…

Maybe a government shutdown's just what we need. I mean, it won't stop PPACA from rolling out and over most of us. As the Associated Press reported today, turning the lights out in D.C. would leave much of the law on track, especially, next week's open enrollment of the public exchanges.

"Many of the core parts of the health care law are funded through mandatory appropriations and wouldn't be affected," Gary Cohen, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the health care rollout, told reporters this week, and as reported by AP.

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