Editorial Examines Findings of Kaiser Family Foundation Report on Premium Increases
A Los Angeles Times editorial argues that a recent Kaiser Family Foundation report finding a "modest increase" in health care premiums "is ether a validation or an indictment" of the Affordable Care Act, "depending on whose spin you believe." According to the editorial, the steps that the ACA takes "are designed to produce savings over the long term; in the near term, it focuses mainly on covering more of the uninsured." It concludes, "For now, the data from Kaiser ... suggest that costs are headed in the right direction, even if it's not clear how much credit to give" the ACA.
- "Affordable Care Act: Is It Affordable?" (Los Angeles Times, 8/26).