Rep. Anthony Weiner has launched a new website to build public pressure to push for health care reform. Today the health insurance industry announced that they intend to increase insurance rates no matter what Congress does. They are not happy with the public option. They are going to get new customers with the public option because it will require everyone to have health insurance. However, the insurance industry says that penalties imposed under the new plan for not having insurance are not strong enough.
Hence the squealing pig.
Weiner says that this response makes a stronger case for the public option and will drive Congressmen to lean toward the public option plans.
I love this guy.