‘What We’re Also Discovering Is That Insurance Is Complicated to Buy’

This might have been my favorite line in President Obama’s press conference. After using every possible means to pass a law transforming American health insurance, after making the law heavily dependent on people purchasing health insurance through a federal website, after years of implementation and after hundreds of millions of dollars, it is only dawning on them now that health insurance is complicated to buy?   

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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