Monday, August 19, 2013

Recommended Reading

With the state-based insurance exchange at the center of President Obama's Affordable Care Act mere weeks away from launching across the country, a concerted push is now underway by various vested interests (the Koch Brothers, for one) aimed at dissuading the young and/or the healthy from partaking in said exchanges. The thinking here is that without contributions from young, healthy people, whose participation is essential in keeping rates down across the board, the law will wither and die on the vine. And hey, if the people who actually need the law the most end up suffering for it, whaddya do, right? Freedom! This is fairly devious, Oil Can Harry-type stuff from the Kochs, et al, but it's also extraordinarily shortsighted, should it work. Ezra Klein explains.

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