July 30, 2014

WE'RE GOING TO REPEAL IT, NOT END IT:

GOP Senator: We Could Build on Health Exchange Concept (KRISTINA PETERSON, 7/30/14, WSJ)

Exchanges where people can shop for health insurance is a "step in the right direction," Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) said Wednesday, suggesting that if Republicans retake the Senate in November, they might seek to rework rather than gut the 2010 health care law.

"There are some things I feel could be built on," Mr. Corker said at a Wall Street Journal breakfast Wednesday. While critical of the plans offered on the exchanges, a key part of the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Corker defended the basic concept underpinning the marketplaces as sound.

"Don't we really want individuals in our country to have their own health insurance?" Mr. Corker said, backing the ability of individuals to take their health insurance with them as they change jobs and "move away from being dependent on employers where people feel locked in."

The key is to default people into the HSA option and make them pay more for the others.
Posted by at July 30, 2014 7:09 PM
  
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