“This is a self-serving analysis from the insurance industry, one of the major opponents of health insurance reform,” she said. “It comes on the eve of a vote that will reduce the industry’s profits. It is hard to take it seriously.”
As a slightly above-casual observer of the health care reform debate raging in our nation this statement strikes me as laughable. The White House cries, “self-serving,” as though they are just an impartial judge on the sidelines of the debate. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The White House has two things at stake in this debate. First, is the simple desire, or need, to have a political victory in the form of a successful piece of legislation. Second, is their insatiable (but cleverly disguised) desire for more power. The people in power want more of it and reforming health care in the direction of a government-run system is one sure fire way of getting a great deal of power. Power over our lives in almost every way.
Self-serving is exactly what the Obama administration is doing every time it plays upon the fears of the citizens by trying to transform health insurance into an inalienable right. So, when the White House cries, “Self-serving,” I hope that the citizens of our great country will see through the word games being played by our dear leaders and press back against the assault on individual liberty.