Congress is about to give Big Insurance a blow job at our expense.
If the Dems lose Congress in 2010, it will be their own fault. The only reason I'd continue to vote for them at this point is because the Republicans are all homicidal lunatics on a drinking binge.
Meanwhile, everyone's costs are going to skyrocket and insurance companies will enjoy a huge legally mandated bonanza.
How much will anyone care to bet that the whole reform package will be repealed before 5 years?
Prediction: There will be no meaningful health insurance reform in my lifetime (the next 25 to 30 years). The system will only be reformed when it goes bankrupt in a major public health catastrophe (you'd think AIDS would be that catastrophe, but it has to strike a population that matters like rich straight white people to really have an impact). In the meantime, our current system of health insurance will continue to play a large role in the transformation of the United States into Brazil 50 years ago (definitely not into the Brazil of today).