Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Democrats brag about how little they’ve moved the bar

The Health and Human Services secretary just bragged to the Democratic convention that under ObamneyCare, private health insurance companies are now required to spend at least half of every dollar you pay in premiums on actual health care or else they send you a refund check. “This is what change looks like,” she intoned.

So an insurance company can still spend as much as 50 cents of every dollar you are now compelled by law to give them on themselves and their stockholders and we’re supposed to believe that this is some sort of revolutionary advancement?

That the Democrats feel the need to brag about setting the bar so ridiculously low really only highlights the need of a real progressive political option.

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