They're frightened of the regime. They have reason to be. Open opposition would bring about their company's demise sooner.
Since they're going down either way, they may as well go down with guns blazing. But that's hard to justify to board members and stockholders.
The insurer’s are complicit alright. I suppose this has something to do with the White House telling them that the government will make good on their losses when (not if) they occur.
I am curious though as to just who and which insurer gets “charged” for a non-insured person who receives care? I wander into an emergency room with a broken arm and they take care of me........what insurer does that hospital send the bill to? How does an insurer cover someone who they have no idea even exists?
I wrote some time ago about the necessity for there having been an under-the-table promise. We all know the insurance companies were supporting deathcare on the promise they were going to get 30 million new customers. And they had to know the Kenyan really wanted National health care. But even if that happens somebody, somebody as large as all the existing insurance companies put together, would be needed to run it. And with the Kenyan promising no losses the rest of the promise has to be that the companies would each get a piece of the “administering.” That’s also why AARP likes it.
I don’t believe the Kenyan has a clear path laid out to get from deathcare to nathealthcare and all those dim voters who supported this krap are in for some real heartburn. Maybe they can use those obamaphones to stop the bleeding-—just strap it on to an owie and wait for it to heal.
In 1938 Czechoslovakia was forced into an annexation of their most defensible territory to avoid war with Germany. They would have been better off to refuse the agreement, expel all ethnic Germans from the Sudetenland, and fight it out right then and there. They wound up losing their country the following year anyway. They would have at least been able to bloody the Nazis badly, and gone down like lions, rather than lambs had they defended themselves when they could.