Dels. Chris Head and Jennifer McClellan returned on Sunday to continue the discussion about whether Virginia should set up health insurance exchanges per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. RoundTable readers, too, have more to say. Bill Perdue writes:
if we want to lower the cost of insurance and health care delivery, we should encourage Congress to allow the purchase of insurance across state lines, re-examine and minimize insurance mandates in Virginia in order to allow companies to provide a basic policy without any “bells and whistles” and further examine tort reform to allow our health care professionals more protection, while still respecting the rights of the consumer.”
Is this the best that you and the Republican Party can come up with? Would you approve of a stripped down health plan that doesn’t cover home health services. My guess is no because you own a home health agency.
I am a conservative and I am ashamed of the Republican Party’s lack of a comprehensive health care plan. The idea that allowing out-of-state insurance companies and stripped down policies would have any impact on affordability is ridiculous.
On the question of should Virginia offer an exchange, of course Virginia should offer a health insurance exchange…duh.
What do you think? Join the conversation here.