The Better Solution for 'Pre-Existing Conditions'
There's no need to turn the entire system upside down to help the people who can't buy private insurance.
by John C. Goodman
October 17, 2012
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Do you remember the debates over the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare? Now that repeal of the law has become a major campaign issue, it may be helpful to remember why Congress passed it in the first place.
Early in 2010, as the climactic votes neared, a parade of the legislation's defenders—from the House, Senate and Obama administration—appeared across the media. All had the same message: pre-existing conditions. They named the names of families "victimized" by companies that had refused to sell them insurance, had canceled their coverage or had refused to pay their medical bills.