Opinion: Both Parties Should Support Insurance Exchanges
In an opinion piece in The Week's "The Bullpen," surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) writes that both Democrats and Republicans should embrace theÂ state health insurance exchanges included in the federal health reform law. He writes, "Originally a Republican idea, the state insurance exchanges ... will offer a menu of private insurance plans to pick and choose from, all with a required set of minimum benefits, to those without employer-sponsored health insurance." He adds, "Helping more Americans find and compare the private insurance they need and can afford should be an easy principle both political parties agree on."
- "Why Both Parties Should Embrace ObamaCare's State Exchanges" (Frist, "The Bullpen," The Week, 7/18).