Those who remember the health insurance industry’s ads criticizing the specter of universal coverage in the early Clinton years are in for a surprise. Burdened by ever rising deductibles and co-pays (if they have insurance at all), Harry and Louise have thrown up their hands and are begging for federal intervention.
The Association of Health Insurance Plans now says “covering the uninsured should be the nation’s number 1 domestic priority”. Wow, what a change! Will it be heard in Washington? Maybe, since Bush’s Uncle Bucky is on the Board of Wellpoint, a major health insurer.