Diary

Would opening insurance market across state lines just encourage them?

Over and over we hear that one of the “common sense” reforms posed by at least some of the Right is to open the insurance market nation wide, or across state lines… in other words interstate commerce…

If there is anything congress and the SCOTUS likes to for fun (and profit) is find interstate commerce jurisdictions where there are none, and this would actually be one by design. This seems to be handing them a tailor made way to insert themselves into the private insurance market if they find themselves in a “well that didn’t work, lets try something else” situation. Should they fail with the current course of action in their nanny state power grab, are calls for this interstate option simply telling the thief we would rather they enter through the front door rather than the side door?

State mandates could be gathered together and the “best” ones applied across the board for the “public good”… like guaranteed issue…

“We don’t want a Public Option, we want insurance across state lines!” ‘Excellent… *bridges fingers*’