Joe Scarborough is continuing his concern-trolling about the fact that insurance cartel stocks reached a 52-week high last week. They’re wheeling out the charts showing Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealth stocks and pretending like Joe never defended for-profit insurance companies (see this exchange with Congressman Weiner).
Then Joe circled around to his three-point plan for healthcare reform.
1. Tort reform.
2. Removing the anti-trust exemption.
3. Allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines.
So protecting providers from lawsuits and allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines — a deregulatory measure, mind you — wouldn’t be a total gift to the insurance companies?
Let’s say Harry Reid and the White House scrapped the current bill and replaced it with the Three-Point Morning Joe Plan. Cartel shareholders would absolutely be dancing in the streets this morning — stock prices soaring through the roof.