As carefully choreographed as it was, there was still some slight fear in the insurance community that healthcare "reform" might actually end up reforming something. This morning the NYT Business section was crowing with delight that insurers had dodged a bullet aimed in the opposite direction. This is the first sentence:
With a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system, Congress would be giving the health care industry as many as 32 million additional paying customers in the next few years.
So "overhaul" is now defined as providing victims for health insurance ripoff teams. Glad they got their priorities straight. I was concerned that somebody might think it necessary to rein in obscene profits and dirty tricks but it turns out that wasn't even on the agenda, let alone at the top of it. Here's what was: