Sunday, December 09, 2012

So, ObamaCare Was Crafted By The Insurance Industry

Bill Moyers on the revolving door between the health insurance industry and government:

I saw Moyers' video on Glenn Greenwald's column in the Guardian this week:
Obamacare Architect Leaves White House For Pharmaceutical Industry Job

Where he wrote:
"Whatever one's views on Obamacare were and are: the bill's mandate that everyone purchase the products of the private health insurance industry, unaccompanied by any public alternative, was a huge gift to that industry."
"This is precisely the behavior which, quite rationally, makes the citizenry so jaded about Washington. It's what ensures that the interests of the same permanent power factions are served regardless of election outcomes. It's what makes a complete mockery out of claims of democracy. And it's what demonstrates that corporatism and oligarchy are the dominant forms of government in the US."


Wyatt said...

"corporatism and oligarchy are the dominant forms of government in the US" Always was and will remain so unless voters become more educated. First they have to learn what the words corporatism and oligarchy mean. No small task in a culture where celebrity watching and watching sports on TV are the main activities. Some may remember the quote "What's good for GM is good for the country". That's still the thinking though GM has been replaced by Apple, Google, et al.

Bix said...