Stephanie Lewis

Return of the Bush-McCain "Reform" Agenda
February 17, 2010

Allowing individuals to purchase health insurance policies sold in other states is a key feature of every Republican health care proposal It's also a horrible idea, as Jonathan Chait and Ezra Klein have both explained today. You should read both of their critiques. If they don't convince you, I'd recommend an article Robert Gordon wrote for Slate, back when John McCain embraced the proposal in his presidential campaign. As Gordon put it: Today, insurance companies need to follow the laws of the states where they sell individual insurance plans, just as credit-card companies did before 1978.