Classic headline at The Obama 527 Formerly Known As Daily Kos
And a great post from nyceve.
Unfortunately, loyalty to the Ds, and to Obama, really is incompatible with making health care a right for all citizens. Too bad, but the HCR debate couldn't have shown that more clearly.
NOTE What prompted nyceve's post:
This morning the New York Times is reporting in an article entitled Insurers Push Plans Limiting Patient Choice of Doctors, that insurers are going to offer cheaper plans which will dramatically reduce our ability to see the doctor or use the hospital of our choosing.
Most of us who are privileged to still be insured already cope with restricted choice from being enrolled in a PPO (Preferred Provider Organization), with huge deductibles and out-of-pocket costs if we go outside the network of physicians and hospitals. I gather from reading the Times, that in an effort to control costs, we are facing even more punishing restrictions.
So, how much worse is your insurance going to get? Apparently a lot worse.
This is not what Obama promised or campaigned on. Remember, "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"? Well what he didn't say, sure you can keep your doctor, if you can pay for your doctor.
I can understand why nyceve might feel betrayed. It's because she was betrayed.