More Of The Same
That's what the government did with the bank bailouts, and now they're doing it with the health insurance companies, too. Frankly, I suspect an outright single-payer program might be better than the hybrid mess we have now, where taxpayers will be on the hook for any expenses the health insurance companies won't pay, after said companies skim a healthy profit for themselves off the top. Privatize the profits, socialize the losses. More of the same.
In other news: thanks and apologies to all who have written to ask if I'm still alive. Yes, I am, though I've not been blogging because this business of working two full-time jobs in addition to any freelance gig I can scrounge has got me fraying around the edges.
MUCH-LATER-EDIT: In a rare bout of productivity, I expanded on this theme in the Guardian's America blog: The Healthcare Law is an Ass.