If I hear one more breast-beating “THE INSURANCE COMPANIES WIN” tweet or post I am going to go postal. We have a system of private insurance. Guess what- no matter what we do short of an American NHS the insurance companies will win, because they are for profit industries. If they don’t “win,” they cease to exist. That is what “for profit” means.
So if you think there is the political willpower in the Senate to install an NHS, and all we need to do is have Obama use his bully pulpit more and fire Rahm Emmanuel, then the “INSURANCE COMPANIES WIN” posts make complete sense.
If you don’t think there is said willpower for an American style NHS, guess what, you’re an idiot and the insurance companies are going to win anyway, because the status quo is a win for them.
Fucking deal with it and decide whether or not this current bill helps people. I’m by no means thrilled with it, but I think it is a step in the right direction. And for the record, after watching this clusterfuck for the past year, I am now firmly of the belief that the only thing that will solve our problem in the longterm is a British style NHS.