Thanks for the article Karl but...
The greatest country in the world, unfortunately, is suffering from a disease.
The United States has such a horrendous infection of corporate greed that we can discuss and debate these and other (health-care) problems until the rapture, but it won't make a bit of difference.
As long as we keep electing government leaders who will "play ball" and make sure that the interests of big business are given the highest priority, us working-joe-consumers are going to suffer. It sounds like Mr. Levin is just another ball-player in the greed machine. I'm sure he has profited handsomely for his hard work on behalf of the telcom industry.