Heard on the Hill

Catch a Free Rider

HOH's favorite geeky wonk-rock band is back to explain complicated stuff to America through the magic of song.

The D.C.-based Consensus Bureau is doing the Supreme Court justices and health care reform junkies a giant favor.

"The individual mandate and the problem of free riders in the healthcare system is an issue poorly understood for one simple reason: There are no catchy songs explaining it!" the band said in an email. "Until today...."


I'm a free rider, No Beltway insider, Ain't buying that mandate, Don't want broccoli on my plate, So I'm a free rider


I'm a free rider, And a guardrail-collider, But from my ER bill, I'm gonna pay nil, 'Cause I'm a free rider


He's a free rider, Red, black, and blue free rider, The rest of us will pay, For his hospital stay, 'Cause he's a free rider