"If they want to have that fight, we can have it," Obama told a university crowd in Iowa two days after putting his name on the most sweeping change in U.S. social policy in decades.
But I'm far more interested in this line:
"I don't believe the American people are going to put the insurance industry back in the driver's seat. We've been there already. We're not going back," he said.
If you haven't heard Obama rail against the insurance industry, you haven't been listening. But with all this talk, something occurs to me: If the insurance industry is so damn evil, why are we legally mandating the entire US population become their client? The insurance industry is still in the driver's seat. In exchange for a few restrictions that they'll just pass the cost on anyway, the insurance industry gets a far larger portion of perfectly healthy people who quite frankly don't need their product. Why do them such a huge favor if so they can't even be trusted to run their own operation?