Monday, November 17, 2014

Parasitic Symbiosis?

I did not like the ACA when it passed.  I accepted it, because, in theory, something is better than nothing.  I wanted Congress to bite the bullet and deliver a national health care system or at least Medicare for all.  Instead we got the ACA, a.k.a., Obamacare.

Before ACA, Dems, including Obama railed against the always evil health insurance industry.  Trogs defended them, they're part of capitalism (and gave generously to the GOP).  Now consider the political positions in a post ACA world.

Health insurers and others now profit from the ACA, they profit quite well.  Obama and the Dems need to keep the ACA a going concern to survive as a party.  The Trogs still try to trash the ACA.

However we may see a bit of bipartisan support emerge for Obamacare.  Why?  Well, the health insurers don't want changes.  They are making money.  So, unless the Trogs are willing to forgo all that health industry campaign cash (and see it all go to Dems), they will have to quietly let their opposition to Obamacare fade into barely audible whimpers that are no longer heard even on cable news.

Our pols and insurers have established a symbiotic relationship, I'm not sure which side is the parasite. You know, I think they both are.

Will the Supremes be informed that the Health Industry does not want the ACA trashed?  Will it matter to those partisan hacks in robes?

Health Law Turns Obama and Insurers Into Allies

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