Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The GOP health care plan: helping those who can help themselves

Why John McCain Wants You To Give Up Your Health Insurance - The American Prospect

The conservatives' desperate faith in "the magic of the market" is almost touching. It's like a 10-year-old who won't stop believing in Santa, all evidence and sense to the contrary.

Here's some of that market magic in action:

Even the Insured Feel Strain of Health Costs - The New York Times

Even against that rap sheet of greed, chicanery, lies, and misdirection that so often constitute the business practices of the modern American corporation, the insurance industry truly stands out for its determined and ceaseless efforts NOT to provide the very service for which its customers have paid.

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