Monday, January 11, 2010

Spitting in the Wind?

We get some really interesting links from our friend Lyndsi Thomas at the David All Group. Most of them are real interest-grabbers, and offer us the opportunity to present our "take" on a given idea or issue. Sometimes, they're links to stories or issues about which we've already written, but we're always grateful for the opportunities.

Such is the case with this link. The Wall Street Journal has an in-depth report on what will be the new Health Insurance Czar if (when?) ObamaCare comes to be:

"Both bills blow up the individual and small-business insurance markets, to be replaced with new "exchanges" in which people can buy heavily subsidized coverage and insurers will be told what rates they can charge consumers and what benefits they must cover."

The challenge is that we've already covered this ground in detail; there's really nothing we can add based on this article.

But more to the point, I think that we're quite past the tipping point in the "debate" about health care "reform." As I told Lyndsi:

"The real bottom line is that, at this point, I don't think there's really anything that any news or opinion outlet - MSM or new/alt - can say that's going to change anyone's mind. It's really in the hands of the Dem's: do they leap over the cliff or not? I just don't see this as a game-changer."

I don't mean to imply that the conclusion is foregone, just that focusing on one or another feature (or bug) is a waste of time. Given that the "leadership" is afraid to debate its merits in the open, it must be even stinkier than we've been lead to believe. But that's an indictment of ObamaCare itself, not any one facet.
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