‘You’ve got to be kidding’: WaPo editors claim Obamacare is just the free market at work

Doesn’t seem like a point that anyone would need to make, this is the world we’re living in:

The geniuses on the Washington Post editorial board have weighed in on the economics of the Affordable Care Act, and here’s what they’ve concluded: It’s the free market at work, baby!

The ACA won’t leave everyone better off. There will be a few people who will end up having to pay more than they used to for access to networks of comparable size. There are also some places that don’t have enough competitors in the marketplace, which means some people won’t have every option.

Still, Republicans, many of whom claim to favor market approaches to expanding health-care coverage but oppose excluding patients with preexisting conditions, can’t credibly balk at the natural results of competition organized under those very principles. No one can expect low premiums and near-unlimited service, particularly in a system designed to spread costs around so that the sick and the old can finally obtain decent health coverage from private insurers. That’s not a mistake. It’s economics.

Oh … is that what it is?

Just the sort of astute analysis we’ve come to expect from WaPo.

You can if you’re a lapdog.

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