With the growing list of things you can't keep thanks to Obamacare, it's important to remember that there are some health care-related things that will always, always be there for you.

1. The chance to meet other waiting-room people with all sorts of infectious diseases

2. The scale that you just know is not working right

3. The doctor’s cold, cold hands

4. The 1993 editions of Newsweek in the waiting room

5. Those examination robes that don’t close all the way

6. The judgmental stares when you swear you’ve been eating right and exercising

7. The months-long battles with insurance companies over your bill

8. The tongue depressors that inevitably make you gag

9. “Take a deep breath”


Comforting, no?