Columnist: U.S. Residents Should Buy More Comprehensive Health Plans Rather Than Keeping Old Ones
Los Angeles Times opinion columnist Alexandra Le Tellier argues that President Obama's plan that would allow insurers in 2014 to keep selling insurance policies even if they do not meet minimum coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act is "an effort to placate angry (and shortsighted) Americans." She writes that such "bare-bones packages" should be canceled because they "undercu[t] a fundamental part of the health care law." Le Tellier argues, "Instead of complaining about contributing to a program designed to help create an equitable society, people should embrace Obamacare and purchase the more comprehensive plans."
- "Obamacare: Don't Be Selfish and Shortsighted, Buy a Better Plan" (Le Tellier, Los Angeles Times, 11/14).