One of the worst kept secrets is that the Koch Brothers are funding “Generation Opportunity,,” GO is the “grassroots” (I do not think that word means what you think it means) organization that is trying to convince college age students to not sign up for health insurance. The idea is to keep the young and healthy, the people whose premiums will subsidize the old and sick, away so the entire program crashes. You know, the exact opposite of letting the free market work.
As I’ve said a number of times before, if Obamacare is so dreadful and doomed, why is the right trying so very hard to sabotage it? Shouldn’t it fail on its own no matter what?
Turns out that some other people are pretty sure that Obamacare is going to work just fine and they’re planning on making sure of it:
In all of 2012, health insurers spent $216 million advertising on local television stations. But that’s nothing compared to what they’re about to spend. According to trade association TVB, insurers will spend more than $500 million on local television ads in 2014. And that’s to say nothing of cable television ads and social media campaigns.
Insurers look at these next few years as a gold rush. Tens of millions of people will be buying private insurance of the exchanges. It’s a swarm of customers like nothing they’ve ever seen. And they plan to capture them — even if they need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to do so.
Yeah, I think the right is about to get an unpleasant lesson about the “free market” they claim to worship. Usually, big money gets spent to push back against Democratic legislation. I look forward to the bitching and moaning from conservatives about “fascism” and how unfair it is that corporations are in Obama’s pocket. Where’s my popcorn?