Thanksgiving morning, 1 am: When media shills for the Health Care Industry beginning spinning stories about how important it is to take up Health Care Reform as the first issue in Congress, you gotta wonder. What's going on here?
Quietly and subtly, the idea is being planted. Sounds like a dream come true for the Single-Payer folks, right? Finally, they get their moment in the sun, and all because of electing Obama!
But why would the Health Care Industry ASSIST in passing a National Health Care Plan?
Well, they're not. They are looking for the best strategy to kill it.
Here's the plan: With Obama in the White House and more Democrats in Congress, the possibility of National Single-Payer Healthcare is more likely than ever before. Up to now, the billions they've spent convincing the public that Health Care in Canada and Europe is rotten, has been sufficient to save the day for HMOs, Insurance Companies, Pill Pushers and rip-off Private Hospital Corporations.
They need to kill this idea again, just like they did when Hillary tried Reform after Bill was elected. What they did then was hire Bill Novelli's PR firm to produce a very persuasive set of "Harry and Louise" lies as TV Ads to kill it. The NeoCONs in Jackson Hole who invented HMOs had unlimited amounts of money to throw around to sink Hillary, and to bury any such idea for a decade.
Bill Novelli. You know him. He's the CEO of AARP. It was Novelli who prowled the Halls of Congressional Offices to propose a "compromise" plan for Medicare Reform. His "compromise" Bill is why Medicare is a convoluted pieceOcrap, why it's illegal to shop for cheaper meds in Canada, and why the government cannot do anything to help bring down the cost of prescription drugs. AARP profits from Medigap Insurance, and all sorts of health care insurance and financial investment products for the baby boom generation.
AARP is first and foremost an insurance company. The slick AARP magazine is exactly like the warm and fuzzy propaganda all Insurance Companies use to divert attention from how much your health care cost spirals out of control, blaming the government, cost of research and development, or any other lie they can stuff down sick folks throats.
AARP has been a major advocate for keeping Private Enterprise HMOs and Insurance Companies in control, and in the money. Anyone who thinks different should research how Bill Novelli has always been in there, running damage control for the Health Care Industry, which has grown richer and richer ripping off the American public.
For the Health Care Industry, their concept is simple but ingenious: If the customer is a participant in the rip-off, then you can scare them with the notion that their Health Care will be less if the evil government takes it over. So far, it's worked like a charm. Fear of the unknown is their primary weapon. Promoting ignorance their best tactic.
But now, there's a real threat that Single-Payer may actually be debated in Congress. Prolonged debate is not good for Health Care Industry profits. There's actually a Bill in Congress that could be passed. So, how to defeat it AND get the least effective Health Care Reform passed? Something will be passed. Their goal is to help pass one that is least damaging to private Industry profits. But how?
Make sure Health Care Reform comes up first. The longer it lingers, the more time folks have to think about it. "We must attack Iraq NOW for what they did on 9/11!"
"If you don't pass my 3-page Bailout Plan RIGHT NOW, there will be rioting in the streets and Martial Law all across America!" Fear works. Especially on Congress.
And the shorter the time, the easier it is to hype Congress into a heightened state of Fear, smothering Congress Critters with literally thousands of Industry lobbyists.
What HMOs, the Insurance Industry, Pill-Pushers and rip-off Private Hospital Corporations need is to shove through a "compromise" plan as quickly as possible.
You will be hearing media shills planting the fear that "we cannot afford National Health Care because of our weakened Economy!" "If you pass National Health Care, just look at all the people you'll put out or work!" And, like McCain tried to drag out the old saw about "liberals" trying to take over, they will dust off every old claim that Canadian and European government-run Health Care is far inferior.
The faster a Bill can be shoved thru Congress, the sooner this "problem" for the Health Care Industry can be laid to rest for another decade. And if another bad compromise Bill is passed, well, it's the Democrat's fault.
Watch AARP start publishing why Single-Payer cannot work. Various national Ad Campaigns should start just after Christmas, when everyone is in a sugar-high-crash blue funk anyway. A great time to unleash the next round of Fear on the American public.
If you haven't already, find a copy of the DVD "Sicko". It's not perfect, but it's the best and fastest way to understand lies we've been told by billion dollar PR Campaigns of sociopaths who make their wealth from fleecing sick Americans.