Well, my gentle snowflakes, if there was ever any doubt in your minds, be at ease.
Senator Mitch McConnell has sent a letter to President Obama stating,
- “Forcing free market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition...Ultimately, we would be left with a single government-run program controlling all of the market."
Just a few points:
- If the free market plans are so good, why do they need protecting?
- McConnell seems to be conceding that a single-payer, government run system would be more efficient than the free market plans and thereby put the free market plans out of business. (This would be a bad thing?)
- If it is "true competition" that Sen McConnell is seeking, the big insurance companies should be able to run Medicare-for-All right out of business, IF the insurance companies are truly better, more efficient, better received and liked by the customers (that's us, folks).
- McConnell and his fellow signers--Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and Orrin Hatch of Utah--certainly do seem to be entering into these negotiations/planning sessions with open minds, don't they?
There is a ray of light in this otherwise dark, dark tunnel. Team Obama has said they will have single-payer advocates at the meeting.