Senate Republicans are attempting to invalidate all state-level insurance regulations and create an anarchic system where insurers don’t have to guarantee any floor of [healthcare] coverage. The GOP’s insurance industry paymasters must be literally salivating at the sort of scams they’re going to be able to pull now.

You want some Democratic spine? How about a party-wide pledge not to take another dime from the insurance industry and to demonize the everlasting hell out of every Republican who cravenly votes for stuff like this? Insurance money is toxic for Democrats, putting us in hock to an industry that will always fight against liberal goals. We should treat it like the poison it is.