Sorry, this was a duel. I have written on this before, but the duel was between the mega-insurers and the progs. Mega-insurers wanted a mandated system that 3 or 4 insurers (notice all the mergers in insurance) would manage for a profit. The mandate was the entire deal sealer for them as it would force everyone in like a nationalized system, but they'd rake in money. The progs wanted something that would satisfy the insurers to keep the money flowing for campaigns while simultaneously hamstringing the system and fucking people over to then have them begging for a solution, which the media would say was nationalization.
I sent tweets to Michael Tracey, who seems a good idealist lefty, about how any moron in journalism could have spoken to any professional in insurance and learned all of this years in advance. Instead the entire media industry used the same prog approved experts who all surprisingly agreed Obamacare would work. Yup, this is why you fail. You do not work in a serious industry, and you all are regime press hacks. Go on LinkedIn for ten minutes and find pricing professionals in the industry for an expert opinion. Even ex-frat boy and ex-sorority babe brokers would have walked a journalist through the problems seven years ago, but NO ONE ASKED THEM. The media had to sell Obamacare, not debate it. I'm no longer on Facebook anymore but Michael, shhh, you and I had mutual friends. Could've messaged me.
The slide that has been happening and will continue is top notch docs and service for the higher end while the masses on government programs get imported 3rd world doctors to process them. Sorry, but you government dependents voted for it. This will not last as even the socialized plans have horrendous problems and talk of trying to limit cost overruns. Death panels work so well that Europeans live a long life, as long as they don't get cancer. Nationalized health care may never come though, because if it does, so will tort reform. I doubt the Democrats' major donors (lawyers) will allow that.
Last week, I wrote on the problem of muddied experience in modern America. Screen time is causing people's minds to melt a bit. Weimerica Weekly was a book recommendation. Seems to have struck a chord. Please listen.
Next week I will write on how far the left has drifted since 2000, and a way to prove it to your skeptical centrist friends. Weimerica Weekly might be on a goofier subject. Someone sent me some links to a total lunatic that gets published by the NY Times.