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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why the insurers will win in Obama’s health reform

Health insurance reform is a marquis issue for President Obama and congressional Democrats, which makes it interesting that the health insurance industry--a bete noire for the Left--looks likely to craft the policy. My Examiner column today expounds on this theme:

While Obama and congressional Democrats will claim the insurers’ victory as a win for the forces of equality and progress, the more hard-core Left — the progressives who formed much of Obama’s base — will swallow this as a bitter pill or even a deal with the devil.

The industry will win because of its influence, but also because its proposed policies of bigger government with “pro-business” incentives are a combination that congressional leaders always favor.

Read the whole thing here.

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