An LA Times article on Obama's plans for healthcare reform begins thusly:
Some may find it hard to believe that the U.S. health insurance industry supports making major changes to the nation's healthcare system.
"Hard to believe?" Should it be surprising that the health insurance industry supports a law that would require EVERYONE to buy their product? That's every businessperson's dream. Imagine the bottles popping in Detroit had Congress required everyone to buy an American car.
Obama does not seem to be opposed to an individual mandate, either.