. . . crony capitalism is one of the under-remarked characteristics of the Obama administration. Obamacare is but one example of how the administration picks winners and losers through a process susceptible to discrimination.
One small section of the Affordable Care Act illustrates in a microcosm how the administration has privileged big business over the free market in two ways: (1) by encouraging and solidifying market structures that favor huge insurance companies over small companies or start-ups; and (2) by giving government bureaucrats license to play favorites.