Reading this piece from Sam Baker on ♡bamaCare!!!’s disappointed customers, I was struck by a single line early on:
But “if you like your doctor you can hope she’s in our network” was always going to be a tough sell for insurers.
What the heck is that supposed to mean? We were told, cooly and repeatedly, that if we liked our doctor we could keep our doctor. That was Professor Wiggleroom’s oft-repeated promise. What Baker implies here is that it’s the insurers who broke the promise, rather than the law’s authors.
Wiggleroom meant well, but those meanie insurance companies took your doctor away.
The law as written is working exactly as it was meant to work — saving the government money by reducing your access and your choices.
The line forms to the left, comrades.