It would be too much to say Tuesday’s presidential election is only a referendum on the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sure, Clinton toes the blue line on Obamacare and Trump opposes it. But it’s not clear either candidate understands the real issues involved.
The immediate problem is that Obamacare is running a high fever. Premiums for the plans offered by state health exchanges are rising, sharply in many places. The number of insurers offering such plans is falling.
As detailed in the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 1, in every Arizona county but one, there will be just a single insurer offering public coverage in 2017. Nationally, matters aren’t quite as bad, but the trend is clear.
Last week’s Sina-cism: Fear the bozos you know