The Times has the first of what I’m sure will be many “we can’t afford it” pieces about mandatory employee insurance, pitched to get one interest group an exemption. This one is from the nursing home lobby, though I’m sure we’ll see one from every service industry that’s built on low-wage employees.
After you’ve shed a tear for the mom-and-pop independent nursing homes that will be put out of business by Obamacare, ask yourself this: where were the nursing home lobbyists when we were debating HCR? Were they pushing to have universal government sponsored healthcare (Medicare for all), so their clients wouldn’t have to worry about how they were to pay for insurance for all their employees? Or were they calling that socialism?
I don’t know the answer to that question, because the Times’ reporters didn’t bother to ask it, but my guess is that the nursing home associations opposed Medicare for all, just like every other business. And, if so, fuck them and their “we can’t afford it” whining.