2008 John McCain on Health Insurance
posted by September 20 at 10:03 AMon
Sounds like a plan:
“Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.”
Says Josh Marshall at TPM:
If the Obama folks are smart—and they are—they’ll ride this one all the way to the election.
Man, I hope so.
But I think we should take McCain’s advice. Washington should do for the health care industry just what it did for the banking industry. We’ve pretty much got ourselves socialized banking, credit, and mortgage industries in the US now, thanks to “innovative products” and all that freedom from “state-based regulation.” (Faith-based regulation is soooo much more effective.) So let’s deregulate the fuck out of the health insurance market, run the whole thing off the cliff, and then nationalize the whole shebang when the inevitable crisis comes!
Socialized medicine, here we come!