Saturday, December 19, 2009

This is the end, my friend

Krugman says
If the bill is passed, it will make health insurance available to millions of people who can’t get it now either because of preexisting conditions, or because they just don’t make enough: community rating and the subsidies — remember, we’re talking about almost $900 billion in aid — will make a huge difference. Yes, there will be some people forced to buy insurance by the individual mandate; everything I’ve seen says that the number of people for whom this will be a real hardship will be far less than the shouting suggests.
Krugman is a smart, committed liberal, and if he says its time to pass the health care bill, then it's time. Even the most angry, spiteful liberals who want health insurance companies and all the people who work for them to be sent to gulags will probably respond kindly to Krugman's slightly more reasonable approach. Yes, the bill has been watered down with shitty toilet water, and the insurance companies stand to make immediate gains, but it's time for liberals to accept the best argument for passing this bill now: it will probably improve.

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