Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Obama Running "Harry & Louise"-Type Ads Against Health Insurance Mandates

See Paul Krugman's blog here. The only reason other civilized nations can provide quality health care for everyone and spend less money doing so is that everyone pays into the system one way or another. The wider the risk is spread, the less each individual has to pay.

And now Kos is implying that mandates are simply a way to enrich the insurance companies, whereas the health plans with mandates (Edwards' and Hillary's, for example) give a person the option of buying into a non-profit Medicare-type plan. See another Krugman post here. The point of the mandates is to lay the groundwork for a universal, single-payer health care system in this country, which will cover everyone and cost a lot less than the mess we have now.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have any evidence that such ad is running? Here in Iowa I have been listening to the radio trying to find this ad, but it just isn't there.

I thing Krugman is confused. He must be thinking of Hilar's ad against Obama.

the blogger said...

Krugman wrote: "A friend sends me this: 'Have you seen or heard about the radio ad that Obama is running in Iowa about health care?
It has a man and a woman talking...'" It doesn't say exactly where the ad is running. I just spent 1/2 hour searching for something more concrete about it but didn't find anything. If anyone has evidence of it, please let me know and I'll post it.