Consensus among commenters seems to be that, if one industry group has to take a bigger hit in health care reform, it should be insurers or drug makers. Some responses to our question of the weekend:
Insurers and Big Pharma should take the biggest hit. The profits are out of control and the pharmaceutical industry has been advertising pills like they were candy for years.
It's pretty clear that the Obama adminstration has decided the order of this: insurers 1st, drugmakers 2nd, doctors 3rd and hospitals close following. In other words, the least politically popular get hammered first.
...The insurers capable of doing a good job will be just fine.
They just won't make their money by beating up the rest of us.
Lawyers should take the biggest hit but because Washington is so permeated with them it won't happen.
Insurers obviously. Their whole business model - the only way they make any money - is by providing less care than people need and/or want. Rationing care for profit. Hard to find a more evil industry.