15 April 2011

Private Health Insurers will OPPOSE Evil Republican Plan to Kill Medicare

TPM today has an interesting, and perhaps a little bit counterintuitive, point to make about the Evil Ryan Plan ("ERP," as in the sound one makes when throwing up), as I like to call it.

Which is that private health insurers will almost certainly oppose it. Why? Simple. They like Medicare. They don't want to offer insurance to seniors with coupons from the government. Too many headaches, too much administration, not enough profit.

Now I've made clear my belief that for profit health insurance and even for profit health care providers are essentially legalized rackets that should not be tolerated at all in a civilized society, but if they want to oppose the ERP, we have to accept alliance with them, and welcome their help in shooting down the Evil Republican Plan to Kill Medicare.

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