Megan McArdle says that this post may help those opposed to health care rationing understand what supporters of health care rationing are going through right now. I would say that this post is probably better-suited for helping you discover the proper level of Deep Hurting and existential despair of the Other Side; at least, it gives more entertainment possibilities. I’d say at least Level V, myself.
PS: Bad karma? Sparky, I’ve had my Level II Punch in the Gut. I’ve had two, in fact: they were called the “2006 and 2008 election cycles,” and I’ve spent four years that I could have more personally profitably spent on roleplaying game design theory helping to build political firewalls, instead. I’m not saying that I’m an expert on karma, but trust me: I’ve gotten some exposure to it.