Politics In Play This Week
With the abbreviated holiday week and market action pretty lame right now, the Weekly Forecast is on hiatus this week as I am in the process of writing about what’s happening in Wisconsin which will be posted tomorrow.
In the meantime, I highly recommend reading Donna Dubinsky’s op-ed piece in today’s New York Times (“Money Won’t Buy You Health Insurance”) - especially for those readers who even after reading my many posts on this subject remain under the illusion that they would never be denied access to health insurance.
Politicians and “Fox and Friends” (i.e. WSJ editorial board) know they wouldn’t pass medical underwriting and understand how totally screwed up our uniquely American healthcare system truly is. The effort to destroy the healthcare legislation goes way beyond political payola. If opponents can use the healthcare legislation to rollback the definition of the Commerce Clause to the pre-FDR era, they can begin eroding consumer protections, environmental, worker safety, and other regulations on behalf of their corporate sponsors.
Posted 2/20/2011 10:57:00 PM