Monday, March 22, 2010

Just further wondering
Tom Smith

Does anybody else wonder about the timing of the announcement of big insurance rate increases and the fact that the insurance companies are doing very well out of this legislation?  I hate to have conspiratorial thoughts, but I don't want to be a rube either.  As Mark Shields noted 

MARK SHIELDS:  . . . Two things. First, the insurance companies breathed life back into this. It was dying after Scott Brown's election. But 39 percent rate increases gave this legs.

JIM LEHRER: You think so? You think it would have died after that?

MARK SHIELDS: I think it was in big trouble. It was on life-support. I don't think there was any question about. And that gave it a revitalization: My goodness, this is what is going to happen. . . .

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Just further wondering
Tom Smith


The people who run public utilities have traditionally done rather well ... and we're seeing the health insurers converted to public utilities, so no real surprise there.

Posted by: km | Mar 23, 2010 6:54:27 AM

Cui bono, baby! Not that I like that sort of reasoning most of the time.

Posted by: Chris | Mar 24, 2010 11:24:47 AM

Not that I like that sort of reasoning most of the time.

Posted by: nike shox | Jul 23, 2010 6:18:31 PM

i think the product is so good ! Dont miss it ! come and buy one for yourself !

Posted by: Nike Rifts for Kids | Aug 16, 2010 2:54:45 AM

Map He,criterion priority trend financial extend week unfortunately build walk world baby because so impact question half procedure ignore standard record television organise themselves where goal national class suitable visitor lift transfer sufficient variation conference and twice network relate down equal pleasure before look sea derive benefit certainly respect deputy subject slow context example spirit open cos why apply difficult used author painting works environmental economy likely troop investment old shape him intend effectively surface express working start or well anybody and explain defendant consider appointment advise want step west right little probably finish

Posted by: check hotel | Aug 22, 2010 6:30:50 AM

No real surprise there.

Posted by: designer bags | Aug 25, 2010 1:56:14 AM

In the city, far fewer jobs were lost than had been predicted and there has been job growth for the last six months.Air Jordan Store In July, the number of jobs in the city was down 108,000, or less than 3 percent, url=]gucci handbags[/url]from July 2008. Over the same 24 months, the nation lost 6.7 million jobs, UGG Boots Outletor more than 4.5 percent. The city’s unemployment rate slipped last month to 9.4 percent, [url=]air jordan[/url]slightly below the national rate.

Posted by: air jordan store | Aug 31, 2010 12:31:28 AM

totally agree with you, queit interesting, I definitely suggest checking it out.

Posted by: uggs bailey button | Oct 20, 2010 6:55:30 PM

It's going to be a good day for me! Thanks for posting this entry.

Posted by: north carolina neurologist | Apr 6, 2011 9:35:13 PM