Harry and Louise


Harry and Louise: A Primer

With the U.S. discussing health-care reform again, a lot of people are bringing up the classic ’90s TV characters “Harry and Louise.” For the uninitiated, here’s the Wikipedia entry. Basically, as part of a campaign against Clinton’s ill-fated health care plan, health-insurance companies created some commercials with the characters of Harry and Louise, your typical suburban couple as envisioned by TV sitcoms (balding, slobbily-dressed, basketball-loving Dad; wise, MILF-y Mom), complaining about the lack of choice and rising costs that (the commercials claimed) would be created by a universal health-care plan.