- Jul 10, 2012
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- Political Leaning
- Slightly Conservative
When millions of uninsured Americans go shopping for health plans in the Obamacare marketplaces opening on Oct. 1, many are expected to choose high-deductible plans. These policies are often the cheapest available, but they come with a tradeoff: Patients pay low premiums in exchange for shouldering the cost of most care until they reach deductibles of $1,000 or more. It’s a model Democrats have long deplored and one that Republicans, who this summer voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 40th time in the House, have spent two decades promoting.
Oh the irony. Don't get me wrong, I deplore some provisions of the ACA, especially the ones about restrictions of medical underwriting as well as the expansion of Medicaid. But I was always quite partial to the idea of medical marketplaces and this, this is pure gold.