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And That's The Problem

My wife, who thinks doctors only do harm and is past child-bearing age, does not need "minimum standards." She needs catastrophic coverage, with money set aside for the likes of a broken leg or such.

Which is exactly what she had until they cancelled the plan due to its not-ACA compliance. Now she's got to hope she qualifies for a subsidy, which will only incentivize her to keep her earnings down and will needlessly pick the pockets of others.

It's just like the minimum wage: They see only the effect of the increased standards, while ignoring the inevitable consequences.

They should not call it a "marketplace" exchange. A marketplace is where you can buy oranges or apples or pears or all three, or two of three -- not where you are forced to buy all three, even though you don't need or want them all. That is not a marketplace. [I got that last analogy from somewhere else by the way (not Wikipedia, FYI, just in case you are reading this post Ms. Maddow).]

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard