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One of the Akron Beacon Journal's favorite columnists, the Washington Post's George Will, is back in this morning's Journal, even though the Beacon has yet to tell it's readers about the blatant errors Will has made in a couple of his previous columns,....errors never retracted. It's very obvious that today's newspapers no longer feel obligated to tell their readers the truth.....as David Gregory put it recently..."it's not their job."
Will, as is to be expected, once again cheerleads for the powerful, in this case, health insurance companies. The Bowtied Bore bashes away at any health care reform plan which includes a public option. The powerful status quo of capitalism must be protected....and it's Will's job to do just that.....
Assurances that the government plan would play by the rules that private insurers play by are implausible. Government is incapable of behaving like market-disciplined private insurers.......If the public option conforms to the imperatives that regulations and competition impose on private insurers, there is no reason for it.
The Reverend, having knowledge of such things, would say in mockery of little George, that 'Satan, himself, is incapable of behaving like market-disciplined insurers.'
Here are some of those "rules" that private health insurance companies must follow....."rules" that Bowtie Bullpucky says are "implausible" for a government plan to abide by.....
If you are concerned about health coverage,....and who isn't?...take the time to review this video....
I'm not sure how many Americans realize that Big Health Insurance companies, no matter what coverage you have, no matter what your past medical history has been, no matter what co-pay or deductible you agree to.....regularly cancels coverage for paying customers....FOR ANY OR NO REASON AT ALL.
Without the slightest hesitation, those health insurance CEO's boldly and coldly told a Congressional committee that they will do with their paying customers.....as they damn well please. They will absolutely not stop their policy of dropping any customer from coverage, at any time, and for any reason, or no reason at all. Those are the "rules", by god, that they will continue to play by. That is the "imperative", that George Will claims a public option couldn't possibly compete with......and honestly, who in their right goddamn mind would want a government option to include the "imperative" of arbitrarily dropping any American, at any time, and without cause, from health coverage?
Where the big brass balls part comes in about all this is,.....at the same time these Big Health Insurance CEO's insist that they will continue dropping any customer for any or no reason, whatsoever,.....they also whine incessantly that a competitive public coverage plan will drive them all out of business overnight. And people like George Will,.....false American intellectual prophets,.....like Will, swear that the whining is actually a divine symphony sent from heaven.
Capitalism, as we've seen in the Big Banking Takeover of the Nation, continues to be one of the biggest threats facing the American people. And capitalism will always have an army of dishonest hack-cheerleader "journalists" defending them. Most of the Republicans, a handful of yellow-bellied Democrats, and propagandists like George Will stand with those capitalists who are threatening the American people.
Will anyone stand up to our nation's enemies?