President Obama's health care reform plan, enacted in March, is not terribly popular with the American people. In a recent CNN poll, 56 percent said they oppose it. The administration can't tell the public to stop grousing. It can, however, try to silence health insurers who have the nerve to say out loud what basic economic theory indicates.For the record, the Trib endorsed Obama in 2008, and if its editors would like some more Obamacare material for op/eds and house editorials, I'd humbly direct them here.
That's exactly what Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did the other day in a letter to the head of America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade group. She complained that some insurance companies are saying that they have had to raise premiums because of the new law.
Since the paper's editorial board has clearly been playing hooky from its Obamacare re-education classes, perhaps there's some other method of enforcing the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on dissent. Any bright ideas, Blago?