Dissent Will Not Be Tolerated

Today brings news that the government is investigating a major insurance company. What’d they do this time? Rescind the coverage from an old lady while she was falling down the stairs? Collude with a competitor to fix prices?

No, according to the Associated Press, the government is investigating Humana for sending out a mailer that could be construed as opposing Democratic Party policy.

You probably didn’t know that it was a crime to oppose the Democratic Party’s policy positions. Well, if truth be told it isn’t. But now that we have thugs running the government, you can be investigated anyway.

Concerned that Senator Max Baucus’ health care reform bill cuts payments to insurers who operate the Medicare Advantage program, and imposes a $6 billion "fee" on the industry, Humana warned seniors in a mailing that "millions of seniors and disabled individuals could lose many … important benefits and services." Democrats in Congress and the White House say otherwise. They say the insurance companies are overpaid. Baucus says the cuts won’t affect benefits, although how he knows this when he does not run any insurance companies is not made clear.

In any case, disagreeing with Democrats is no longer to be tolerated. Try it and they’ll "investigate" you.

As they say in Chicago, "We not gonna investigate you a second time."