Kick Them in the Nuts, Too

Some advance word about the president's pre-summit healthcare outline:

WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation’s health care system, White House officials said Sunday.

Provisions like this are important and good. However, when they come up, I still can't help but to say to myself: why hasn't it always been like this?