In response to “Moral Health Diagnostics” I
understand your desire to balance the negative coverage on Obamacare
(ACA), but your column falls under the heading of narrow ideological
political propaganda rather than broadly constructive reasoned analysis.
The ACA was designed to provide health insurance for everyone.
to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) starting in 2016 though 2023
there will still be 29 million uninsured on an annual basis. While this
is an improvement it only reduces the uninsured by half so it will fail
in its primary goal. You also join the president in receiving four
pinocchios for your statement, “There has been nothing except the free
market to restrain rising charges.”
The Minnesota Department of
Commerce – Insurance must review and approve all rates for insurance
sold in this state. This is a highly regulated industry just like the
gas and electric companies you are trying to compare it with.
you had simply visited the DOC-I website you would have found the
process fully explained. Most states have similar departments. If you
are going to claim a broadly constructive reasoned analysis you need to
check your facts rather than parrot the Democratic talking points.