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  •  Just a reminder: (9+ / 0-)

    Price fixing.

    Remember, antitrust laws do not apply to health insurers.

    Like the ACA or not -- it is important to keep in mind that the legislation was largely written by the financial sector and health insurance companies. From their point of view, I think they did a wonderful job. Everytime the world turns, they always surprise me with an Easter Egg hidden in plain sight. Those guys are good.

    And, of course, you have to admire the pacing of the release. Letting largely healthy yound adults stay on their parents policies for a couple of years was a slam dunk for getting the progressives on board -- with negligible risk. It was so beautifully played.

    Most people, when knocked over by the truth, have a tendency to pick themselves up, brush themselves off...and then hurry away like nothing had ever happened.

    by Pluto on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 10:41:19 AM PST

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    •  Yes, the ability to keep kids on their parents' (3+ / 0-)
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      George Hier, Dallasdoc, Mnemosyne

      plans longer was one of the crumbs tossed to the plebes while the insurers got the cake and the box it came in.  A shiny object it was.

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

      by accumbens on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 11:50:31 AM PST

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