Monday, January 18, 2010

Hsieh PJM OpEd: America Doesn't Need a Health Insurance Czar

The January 18, 2010 edition of PajamasMedia has just published my latest OpEd, "America Doesn't Need a Health Insurance 'Czar'".

Here is the opening:
The Wall Street Journal warns us that under ObamaCare, we may see yet another "czar" -- this time, in charge of our mandatory health insurance. This would be in addition to the long list of czars President Obama has already appointed for "green jobs," executive pay, domestic violence, international climate change, and the auto industry.

Under any system of mandatory insurance, the government must necessarily determine what constitutes an "acceptable" plan. The health insurance czar would be in charge of a new bureaucracy called the "Health Choice Administration," which would regulate what prices insurance companies could charge for policies, who they must cover, and what benefits they must offer...
(Read the full text of, "America Doesn't Need a Health Insurance 'Czar'.")