Insurers rightly or wrongly dropped their old policies, and now the spotlight should be on them. They failed the test of reform.
It was wrong to have included insurers. It's another form of outsourcing that didn't work. Here's David Sarrota trying to make that point before being cut off..:
Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd talk about the poor defenseless insurance industry complaints, and how they'll now be blamed if they don't reinstate the policies they originally canceled in the first place. So sad....
There's push back already, but it's from state insurance commissioners that won't allow insurers to go back to the old policies:
Washington state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler has announced that he will not allow insurance companies to do so. "In the interest of keeping the consumer protections we have enacted and ensuring that we keep health insurance costs down for all consumers, we are staying the course," he said in a statement moments ago. "We will not be allowing insurance companies to extend their policies. I believe this is in the best interest of the health insurance market in Washington.