Thursday, September 27, 2007


Yglesias notes this odd sentence in a New York Times article on the UAW-GM settlement.

"Likewise, U.A.W. members, assured of health care benefits that were the envy of the labor movement, had little incentive to take better care of their health, since their generous coverage would pay for most any ailment."

Great. There's nothing as great as the nation's newspaper of note reprinting rote right-wing talking points about health care without comment.

Of course there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that good health insurance means people don't take care of their bodies. Canada, France, Britain, other nations with national health care programs have far healthier populations than ours.

Is it too much to ask for the Times to provide at least marginally competent reporting? I guess so.

Scott has more.