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Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-05-2018 | Main | American Exceptionalism Writ Small
August 05, 2018

For A Russian Stooge Who Is Looking Out Only For The Rich, President Trump Sure Is Doing A Lot For Average Americans

The steady dismantling of everything that the Chocolate Messiah did to this country is a grand and glorious thing, and we should savor it every day, and twice on Sundays. Obamacare is now optional

Hoping to force those consumers into Obamacare plans, the Obama administration sabotaged short-term plans by stripping them of crucial consumer protections. It cut the maximum plan term from 12 months to three months, and forbade issuers from offering “renewal guarantees” that allow the sick to continue purchasing short-term policies at healthy-person rates. State insurance regulators protested that these restrictions literally stripped sick patients of their coverage.

Wednesday's rule reinstates and even expands the consumer protections Obama curtailed. It allows short-term plans to last 12 months, and allows insurers to offer them with renewal guarantees.

Of course there is a huge amount still to be done to repair the damage that Obama did to American medicine. And to be fair, previous administrations had a hand in the decline.

It is obvious that all-encompassing regulation at all levels of medical care has destroyed what used to be the best medical system in the world. It is even sadder when one realizes that the pace of technological development in healthcare has accelerated, and simply stepping back and allowing science and the market to decide what is best would solve many of our seemingly intractable problems.

No, I'm not holding my breath.


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