Have you read about this? Blue Cross / Blue Shield mounted an anti-reform campaign in North Carolina that seems to have backfired.
The other big argument against health-care reform, which I did not mention yesterday and which Blue Cross used in its campaign, is that the government will undercut private insurers so much that it will drive them out of business, leaving us with only one provider in this country.
It sounds logical. We've all seen how the U.S. Postal Service drove UPS and Fed Ex out of business.
Oh wait, that didn't happen, did it? Instead, the various shipping options, including the one run by the government, have made each other more competitive, so that we now have things like U.S. Priority Mail, a relatively recent development. That's how competition is supposed to work. Why shouldn't the same thing happen with healthcare?
Just think about it.
P.S. If you want some more background to the Blue Cross campaign, go to Wormwood's Doxy's post here.