Health Insurers = MLB?

The liberal activist group Americans United for Change compares the insurance industry to Major League Baseball in a new TV ad, as the gloves continue to be off (for the most part) between insurers and supporters of the Democratic health blueprint. The similarity? Exemptions from certain antitrust violations.

Americans United for Change has gone after insurers pretty hard throughout the health reform debate (particularly Humana CEO Michael McCallister) as has the liberal coalition Health Care for America Now!, even above the reported protestations of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Today's buy is under $100,000, the group says, meaning it's not a major campaign.