Opinion: Effects of Affordable Care Act Will Be Local
In a Ventura County Star opinion piece, Joe Mathews, author of Zocalo Public Square's "Connecting California" column, argues that effects of the Affordable Care Act will be local. According to Mathews, California's health insurance markets will be divided into 19 regions, each offering different health insurance rates. Mathews writes, "[C]ompetition among health providers and insurers should become an issue in local elections," adding, "So let's focus on home regions -- the prices our neighbors are paying for health care, the health of our neighbors, and the mix of health care providers and insurers near us."
- "Joe Mathews: How Obamacare Created 19 New Mini-Californias" (Mathews, Ventura County Star, 12/14).