Michelle Malkin says Nancy Pelosi is coming unhinged, and I'm trying to figure out when she ever WAS hinged. At any rate, "Nasty" Pelosi has lashed out at insurance companies today with these remarks:
"It's almost immoral what they are doing," Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. "Of course they've been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure," she said, adding, "They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening."
Intrepid reporter Mary Katharine Ham was quick to point out that Nancy's comrade, Barack Obama, took more money from HMOs during the 2008 campaign season than anyone else.
Are we keeping score? So far this week, between Obama and Pelosi, Washington has ticked off doctors, police officers, and now insurance companies.
While vowing to work with Obama on health care reform, insurance companies are not totally blameless when it comes to our current state of health care in America. But they do provide jobs for people and they have promised to reform and work with Washington in working toward a better system. Yet what Obamacare proposes will push most of them out of business. In response to Nancy Pelosi, the Weekly Standard received this statement from America's Health Insurance Association:
“Countless physicians, hospitals and employers, and millions of concerned citizens agree that a government-run health care plan will dismantle employer-based coverage, bankrupt local hospitals, and break the promise made to the American people that those who like their health plan can keep it." There's more here.
Sounds like Nancy better have some beer diplomacy of her own.