Originally Posted by Race Card native
The private sector wasn't doing it. They would have never offered policies that covered pre-existing conditions or without lifetime caps if the government hadn't stepped in. There was also zero incentive for them to set up the exchanges as well. They have benefited from the opaque nature of their pricing and difficulty in comparing policies. Why would they have set up exchanges on their own?
So why not reform the insurance industry to move in this direction instead of the slow progression to single payer?
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