But how, exactly, do you know that?

Because recent history kind of indicates that you don’t.

The story: an insurance company called WellPoint appears to be canceling health insurance policies when women covered by those policies are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Whether it’s true or not, I don’t know. If it’s true, holy crap how stupid. Seriously: this is exactly the kind of thing that makes the American public far more likely to support full government takeovers of health insurance.

Is that what you want, WellPoint? Is it?

In response to the story, HHS Secretary Katheen Sibelius wrote a letter — I know, she must really be pissed — to WellPoint’s CEO. Among other things, the letter said:

As you know, the practice described in this article will soon be illegal.

Not to put too fine a point on this, Madam Secretary, but…are you sure?

Would you say you’re more or less sure than you were about ObamaCare covering all children with pre-existing conditions?

What about the thing where it’ll control premiums?

Or how it won’t mean any tax increases?

How about that thing about kicking people off the health care they have? Were you sure about that (third item)?

Oh, and then the cost…you were sure about the cost, right?

…the analysis also found that the law (ObamaCare) falls short of the president’s twin goal of controlling runaway costs, raising projected spending by about 1 percent over 10 years. That increase could get bigger, since Medicare cuts in the law may be unrealistic and unsustainable, the report warned.

I don’t want to doubt you, of course. As long as you’re sure.

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