"Progressives" continue effort to make failure to buy junk insurance a federal crime
Now they're even making "news" by running their own fake* polls! Gosh, they learn fast.** And don't talk to me about Medicaid expansion:
Medicaid eligibility is assets-based. All Medicaid expansion does is move the opportunity to lose all your assets before getting health care up the income ladder. Why do I suspect that the people who think the bill is so great have never had to make that choice? Not to mention that Medicaid's a welfare program -- ever popular, politically -- that's going to be cut back as soon as it starts, if it ever does start.
Now, dropping the age of eligibility for Medicare year by year so all are covered -- the original Kennedy proposal, before he drank the Obama Kool-Aid -- is something I could get excited about. But of course the administration -- eagerly aided by "progressive" access bloggers -- took that off the table immediately.
NOTE * "Results of a poll conducted for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which has been pushing for a public option and its pollster... "
NOTE ** Somebody should ask Bowers if Rahm traded that quote from Sibelius for "message discipline" in other areas. I'm guessing yes.