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How the insurance companies will game the public option's vaunted health exchanges

Via RDemocrat in Hillbilly Report:

As if the ideas being floated in the Senate were not bad enough, it appears as if even the "exchange" that they have adopted as one of their main components of healthcare reform will have an "escape clause" for Insurance companies. ...

Senate Bill Could Offer Insurance Companies "Exchange" Loophole [WaPo]:

For example, the bill written by the Senate health committee would not require insurers operating outside the marketplace to provide standardized disclosures about what they cover. ....

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Massive takedown from Charlie Pierce on health insurance reform

I'll just quote Riggsveda:

The Final Word on Health Care Reform

Charles Pierce at Altercation sums it up so perfectly it needs nothing more than a blockquote:

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Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...

Is there anything in Versailles that isn't written by lobbyists?

Well, HR676 and S703, but leave them aside. Times via Economic Populist:

In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care, the speeches of many lawmakers echo with similarities. Often, that was no accident.

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"If men were angels...."

John Calvin and James Madison.

What a great blogger Scott Horton is. He's trying to save so much from the wreckage... Read below the fold...

Coffee...

Cue the wanking:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is open to having coffee with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whose new book about the 2008 presidential campaign is stirring controversy.

“I absolutely would look forward to having coffee,” Clinton said from Singapore Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Eyes on the prize

What the world needs is more cute videos of cats

Epic FAIL starts at 0:38!

NOTE Hat tip, Valley Girl. Read below the fold...

What the world needs is more cute videos of kittens

Help the General help Carrie Prejean!

Here.

Because we're always helpful! Read below the fold...

Elizabeth Warren for President!

Not sure why the embed code doesn't work. Here's the link. It's well worth a listen. Read below the fold...

And speaking of called shots...

Ouch!

A Tiny Revolution:

Both [David Corn and Markos] embed NY23 within a narrative of power and strategy. As good liberal pundits, they only see a story of suicidal conservatives displaying Palinesque levels of stupidity. They'd rather lose a seat than compromise their principles. Hahaha! Now how dumb is that? Surely no liberals would commit such a sin.

No indeed.

Exhibit A: The "progressive" health insurance "reform" Clusterfuck. Read below the fold...

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: p, and not-p

Golden Sacks to insurers: Don't worry. Anything done can be undone by 2013

That's the sting in the tail of this Golden Sacks report quoted at HuffPo. To GS, though status quo is best* (bien sur), the Senate Finance Bill is the "base" scenario, a watered down version of it the "bull" scenarioMR SUBLIMINAL No shit and the HR 3962 is the "bear" scenario. But remember the baseline on financial reform? That if the banksters aren't threatening to commit suicide, the reforms are too weak? Same here. Read below the fold...

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