EDITORIAL: Health Care: Insurers step up, modestly [The Baltimore Sun]
|By The Baltimore Sun|
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So why do this at all?
And that, after all, has always been the point of
Unfortunately, one of the most critical element of the health care reform law -- assuring the coverage of people with pre-existing conditions -- is not something
There are many other measures within the health care law that could die on the vine with the
We have never claimed that the Obama health care law was perfect. It still leaves many Americans with insufficient coverage and it does too little to control costs. But at least it brought the U.S. closer to other developed nations of the world in guaranteeing that people, regardless of income, have access to decent and affordable health care.
That's why the law passed two years ago, and it's why
Would Republicans prefer that the government actually take over health insurance with a
At least insurers understand what is at stake and that consumers want the reforms (although not if they are called Obamacare). The decision by
But the decision is also a reminder of the limitations of what any one company (or several) can do without leadership from the federal government. We hope that the
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