The Aug. 21 editorial, “Insurers are the latest threat to Obamacare,” appears to lack an understanding of the free market, as well as the state of Medicaid.
The Affordable Care Act changed the relationship from between patients and their doctors to one that is government-controlled. The three choices of plans you mention may be terrible choices. Imagine if you could only listen to three musical artists, of the government’s choice. Would you be satisfied?
It’s quite clear where the Bee stands when it mentions Republican-led states that refused to expand Medicaid, but there wasn’t a single mention of the program’s lack of sustainability. You appear to be blaming the insurance companies for going broke, while ignoring the cause of their decision to withdraw.
The first column of your article looks like it was cut and pasted from the White House website (Thanks, Obama). Many people warned that these problems would surface, but you must not have paid attention (before Obamacare’s passage). Don’t feel bad. The entire Democrat leading class ignored these warning signs, too.
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Please stop blaming insurance companies for the inherent flawed design of the Affordable Care Act. People’s lives are much more important than one person’s legacy.
David Duncan, Fresno