Not Even Healthcare Reform!

Shaker EastSideKate emails:
Coverage Now for Sick [or Disabled] Children? Check Fine Print.

Short version:

Insurance companies: "It's expensive to give health insurance that covers kids' pre-existing conditions, so we won't give them insurance at all. There's nothing in the bill about that."

Democrats: "We are shocked, we tell you, shocked, that for-profit companies are acting as if they're in some sort of competitive marketplace."

Rest of the world (in unison): "We. Told. You. So."

Collective headdesk. Exit stage right.
Yeah. I don't really have anything to add to that—except, perhaps, to add that Senator John Rockefeller is positively adorable when he's SHOCKED! and OUTRAGED! at insurance companies acting like greedy weasel scum: "The ink has not yet dried on the health care reform bill, and already some deplorable health insurance companies are trying to duck away from covering children with pre-existing conditions. This is outrageous." Awwwww.

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