March 22, 2010
If you dislike your health insurer now, just wait until politicians impose price controls that make your insurer act like a slumlord. Expect worse customer service, skimpier plans, and more claim denials.
Price controls on rental properties encourage landlords to become slumlords. Forbidden from making a profit by renting at market rates, to make a living landlords must skimp on quality and service rather than please customers. The same will result from insurance price controls: lousy policies for people with preexisting conditions or for anyone who might get sick.
That is, everyone.
Read the whole article: Get Ready for Health Insurance Slumlords.
A version of this article was also published in the Daily Camera (Boulder) on April 6 2010.