This was well before the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare") was passed.
It was well before ObamaCare was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, No. 11–393, _____ U.S. _____(2012).
The military journal that Dredd Blog quoted in the first post stated:
The U.S. military keeps searching the horizon for a peer competitor, the challenger that must be taken seriously. Is it China? What about an oil rich and resurgent Russia?(Your Health Is Their Number 1 Enemy?!, quoting National Defense Magazine). I can hear the calls for impeachment of Chief Justice Roberts because he is giving aid and comfort to "the enemy."
But the threat that is most likely to hobble U.S. military capabilities is not a peer competitor, rather it is health care.
One wonders how so soon the military can forget that their oath is to the Constitution, not to the military, not to the national populace, not to politics, and not to war.
As Dredd Blog pointed out in the post made before the decision to uphold ObamaCare:
Wise up folks, it is a Pogo moment: "We have met the enemy and it is us."(Supreme Court Decides The Health Care Law). Settle down now, we are in the 21st Century musketeers.
The enemy is not health care.