Tuesday, March 30, 2010


So it took, what, a week for the insurance companies to begin circumventing the health care bill?

Atrios calls them skimmers, which is true enough. But, as George Lakoff has pointed out (couldn't find a good link) their business model, necessarily, is finding ways to deny treatment. The firms that can provide the least treatment will acquire the ones who provide more. Or rather, have acquired them.

Update: Steve Benen tells me the insurers decided this might not be the best PR move.