Doesnâ€™t seem like a point that anyone would need to make, this is the world weâ€™re living in:
The geniuses on the Washington Post editorial board have weighed in on the economics of the Affordable Care Act, and hereâ€™s what theyâ€™ve concluded: Itâ€™s the free market at work, baby!
The ACA wonâ€™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 donâ€™t have enough competitors in the marketplace, which means some people wonâ€™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, canâ€™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. Thatâ€™s not a mistake. Itâ€™s economics.
Oh â€¦ is that what it is?
Just the sort of astute analysis weâ€™ve come to expect from WaPo.
You can if youâ€™re a lapdog.