Much about health reform remains unknown. Maybe it will deliver Congress to the Republicans this fall, or maybe it will help the Democrats keep power. Maybe the bill’s attempts to hold down the recent growth of medical costs will prove a big success, or maybe the results will be modest and inadequate.
The Obama adminstration and its fiscal incompetents have banned use of pre-existing conditions while putting a weak mandate on buying insurance. This all but ensures a rise in premiums as individuals duck health care, paying weak fines, until they become sick, and then buy it from insurers who cannot discriminate against them. For the Times to tow the adminstration's murderous follies is revolting as well as requiring Correction.