They announced in a report today that the Baucus bill, which doesn’t have a true public option, would force them to raise premiums on families by $4,000 a year.
So…the only way to get reform and not continue to be robbed by them, they explain through subtext, is to have a public option.
Some pessimists might say that this was actually and attempt to blackmail America into killing reform by holding a financial gun at all of our heads but those folks just don’t understand how truly compassionate and patriotic insurance companies truly are.
The insurance companies can’t openly support the public option because that would be supporting competition and their stockholders could protest.
So, they have cleverly pretended to be greedy, intolerant, extortionists who put their profits over the lives of Americans and the future of America. I mean, come on, could they really be so blinded by their greed that they’d be oblivious to their making the best argument against themselves and for a public option?
If the last year has taught us anything, corporate CEOs are far too smart to ever sabotage their own companies.