Well, Duh

The New York Times today ran this timid little observation:

The president’s new provision seemed to offer Republicans an opening for a new line of criticism — that Obama and Democrats are anticipating the possibility of hefty price increases for health insurance even after their big legislation is adopted.

Gosh, you think so?  You think private, for-profit corporate medical insurers might keep raising their prices after it becomes illegal for citizens not to buy their products?

“Seems” rather more than merely “possible,” wouldn’t you think?