The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

A New Reform—An Old Attack

Oct 2, 2017

Mike Duggan, in his 2013 campaign for mayor of Detroit, made the differential insurance rates that Detroiters pay a big issue. What Duggan said spoke to people.

But now, four years later, a new election stares Duggan in the face. Rates are still skewed, and still outrageously high. So Duggan has offered up insurance “reform.”

Yes, it could lower rates a little–by cutting pay-outs for medical care a lot. But it does nothing to reduce the outrageous profit of the insurance industry.

It’s a nice gift to the insurance industry, combined with an attack on us–which Duggan must hope no one notices ... until after the election!