Obama Gives Insured Americans a Reason to Wipe Those Smug Looks Off Their Faces

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He means you, Mom.
He means you, Mom. Photo: Getty Images

Because it's become abundantly clear in past weeks that middle-class Americans with health insurance think they're the invincible, chosen ones who only stand to lose if those even slightly less well-off than themselves get coverage with the proposed new system, Obama warned them today that nearly half of insured Americans under 65 could lose their insurance in the next decade, the way things are now. If Wednesday's soaring description of Americans as generous members of a true team seemed but an idealistic, beautiful dream, this appeal to our most selfish motives feels, unfortunately, long overdue. [NYT]