Wellmark, an insurer covering Iowa and South Dakota, has created an insane new video -- based on a dinner party metaphor -- to explain how health care reform will lend more equity to insurance premiums. Have a look:
Yes, dangit! Now everybody will be forced to order dessert -- even those young kids who don't think they will ever want or need to order dessert.
Except, well, health care isn't like eating dinner at a restaurant, and cancer treatment -- that one might need at any age -- isn't like ordering a brownie sundae.
Young people should be ordering 'dessert' -- and ordering the same comprehensive three-course meal of health care coverage that everybody else gets at the table -- because unless you have a magic crystal ball, it's impossible to determine when you will get struck with cancer, or get hit by a bus, or need a lung transplant, or need a high-priced drug, or, well, you get the picture.
This is just another cynical and disgusting attempt by an insurer to turn public opinion against ObamaCare in the guise of a helpful video.
It does serve one purpose, however -- it reinforces the need for Medicare-For-All.
You never know what you'll need to order at the dinner party, because health care and health insurance don't operate like an Outback Steakhouse.