In a Feb. 2 conference call, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked about starting small. She indicated she wants the House to vote on elements of health-care reform, such as repeal of McCarran-Ferguson Act, which exempts insurance companies from antitrust laws. Is this a smart strategy or just political show?
Posted by Ceci Connolly on February 4, 2010 4:03 PM
Only the requirement that everyone carry insurance will allow lower prices for everyone. Starting small could work but the first thing would be to reform Medicare to ensure the right care at the right time for a condition requiring that care.
Posted by Mary O'Neil Mundinger, on February 4, 2010 9:52 AM