The problem is that the left is now as captive to financial interests as the right is to resource extraction and labor extraction. Case in point is the dogma over the "health care mandate." This is a mandate for almost all Americans to send money to insurance companies. While the numbers will be small at first, there is nothing to stop governments from cutting subsidies over time, and for employers to continue to opt out of providing health insurance. The penalties are smaller than the costs of doing so. More over, the dogma from the technocratic establishment is that if there is not a mandate, prices will spiral upwards as healthy people opt out, and sick people opt in. But prices have continued to spiral upwards in Massachusetts, even with a mandate.
The reality of health insurance is, that for most people, it is a lousy deal. Look at it as a bet, the MLR is the amount the house "pays out." Even the most generous numbers have MLR's paying out 77% based on a Senate inquiry. That's worse than a slot machine. Since much of care is in the last year of life, for a person before they are about to die, the loss ratios are closer to 40%. Now, if you pay in 1 dollar and get back 40 cents, why? Insurance companies, by negotiating discounts with providers, can make the gap look bigger, but the government could do that as well, even absent government insurance. The bottom line here is that it is impossible to say, on one hand, that the rich getting richer is a problem, and demand, on the other, that ordinary people pay insurance companies on a game of massively negative expectations run by... the same rich people.