Opinion: ACA Designed To Create ‘Culture of Coverage’
Daniel Weintraub -- editor of HealthyCal -- writes in an opinion piece that the developers of the Affordable Care Act operated on the principle that if they "built a more accessible health insurance system ... consumers would come and use it." He continues, "The hope is that over time, Americans will come to accept the idea that everybody should be covered" -- resulting in a "culture of coverage" -- just as "every homeowner now has home insurance." However, health insurance experts do not know "how long it will take before society embraces the idea, or even if the marketing campaign as now envisioned will ever work."
- "A Culture of Coverage" (Weintraub, HealthyCal, 9/15).