The online political commentary/opinion website PajamasMedia.com has published my latest OpEd, entitled “Health Insurance Industry Sells Its Soul to the Devil“.
Here’s the introduction:
Health Insurance Industry Sells Its Soul to the Devil
Summary: Health insurance companies are on the verge of a Faustian bargain that will take the rest of us down with them.
March 22, 2009 – by Paul Hsieh
In German folklore, Johann Faust was a physician who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for knowledge. Of course, the pact destroyed him. The American health insurance industry is on the verge of striking its own Faustian bargain with the U.S. government. But this bargain won’t just destroy the insurance industry; it will also drag 300 million Americans into the pit of government-run “single payer” socialized medicine…