ObamaCare: The 1962 Mets of health care programs

The 1962 New York Mets lost 120 out of 162 games.  They are the definition of baseball incompetence. They would have lost 122 but two rainouts were never rescheduled. At least the '62 Mets were a charming bunch led by Casey Stengel and a Venezuelan shortstop named Elio Chacon who would scream "Yo la tengo" or "I got it." Chacon did not speak English and the outfielders did not speak Spanish.  The result was collisions and confusion, a bit like ObamaCare. The latest of the ObamaCare stories is that people are shopping but nobody can really confirm that they are buying.   It reminds me of the "story" of the sales manager who told a bunch of new recruits:  "No check, no credit for that application". The WSJ has the latest flaw in this mother of all flaws: "Insurers know that the hardest part of doing business in the individual market is getting customers to write a check. People are accustomed these days to automatic payroll...(Read Full Post)