I wrote, below, about Progressives’ need for personal acclaim in their community “organizing” efforts.
Here’s an example of that desperation for recognition in another milieu. It’s now a legal requirement to give credit to a Progressive for the “good deed” a business might do.
As background, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,
insurers that don’t spend a specified amount of revenue on actual medical care—as opposed to administrative costs—must refund the difference to customers.
Now the requirement for hosannas:
Health-insurance companies must tell customers who get a premium rebate this summer that the check is the result of the Obama administration’s health-care law, according to federal guidelines released Friday [11 May].”
Rules…instruct insurers to notify recipients of rebates in the first paragraph of the mailing by writing: “This letter is to inform you that you will receive a rebate of a portion of your health insurance premiums. This rebate is required by the Affordable Care Act—the health reform law.”
Insurers will also have to send a generalized letter to all other customers explaining that if they aren’t receiving a rebate, it is because the company has met the targets under the law.
Finally, Obama, as part of his Progressive Education Movement, is using his Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, to push doctors “to educate people” about the benefits of the law.
Update: Just how desperate can these guys get?