I think this is the same guy Maddow has had on her show a couple of times.
The part that sticks out is his comment on the high deductible HSA plans. I think I wrote about this a few days ago, and I said that these are plans that work for a very narrow demographic slice. Everyone else basically gets hosed while the insurance companies rake in the cash.
Yup. And the problem is that they've put the administration very much on the defensive. That and Obama's now really tiresome and futile quest for bipartisanism is allowing the anti-reform movement to gain momentum that will be very hard to turn.
I do think that little cracks and fissures are beginning to appear in the opposition's platform of lies. But will they grow into a bonafide backlash before it's too late? These schmucks are pros, and they're too damned good at what they do. Too bad they don't have Joe Average's best interests in mind.
Not entirely. Since politicians are trying to keep their jobs, and it costs so much money to run a political campaign, it is as much the politicians greed that is driving this as it is the insurance corporations. While politicians are whoring themselves out to anyone willing to fund their campaigns, those providing the financial backing are able to hold that financing to ransome over their own political agendas.
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Originally Posted By: Lea
Nailed it. If ever there were an issue that screamed the need for purely public campaign financing . . .
Every issue before congress screams for publicly financed campaigns. Fix this one thing and maybe, just maybe, we'll actually get representatives that represent us. Until then, it will be the same old BS over and over and over again.
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