You knew it was too good to be true.
In the battle over health care reform, so far, insurance companies have been playing Mr. Nice Guy: staying out of the way, not opposing the legislation, even giving the impression that they, like the pharmaceutical companies, were all for it.
Well, that was then, this is now.
Now, at the eleventh hour, insurance companies have finally ripped the mask off – and revealed themselves as the no-good, rapacious, lying, cold-hearted bastards we always knew them to be.
They’ve released a phony report claiming that Obama’s proposed health care legislation would cause a $1700 increase in the price of health insurance by 2013.
What a great big, fat lie.
First of all, who’s going to believe ANYTHING insurance companies say about health care?
Second, how can they talk – when they’ve been jacking the price of health insurance up 25 to 35 percent a year?
There’s only one reason insurance companies released this bogus report at this late hour: to try to kill the bill that would kill their monopoly on health insurance.
At least, now we know the truth about Obama’s health care reform.
If insurance companies are against it, it’s gotta be good for consumers.
That’s my parting shot for today.