“The Office” Gets Political…?

Last night’s office — the “baby episode,” ugh — began with the premise that Pam would struggle to avoid going to the hospital until midnight, even at risk to her health, to fit within a bizarre rule in her insurance policy (“our HMO,” they grumble at the outset), and continued to spotlight hospitals’ eagerness to get patients the hell out of the building, another function of insurance policy.

In a political environment where the key question about healthcare reform is whether the President is a “socialist,” a primetime attempt to get back to the real fight, against abusive insurance regulations, is well taken.

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