Dear Donald (I can call you Donald, right?):
I really appreciate that you think there are certain parts of “Obamacare” worth keeping. Like continuing to be able to cover adult children up to age 26 on your health insurance (I’ve got one of those on our health insurance right now) and ensuring that health insurers can’t discriminate or charge higher premiums based on preexisting conditions.
There’s just one teeny, tiny problem. There is no way to keep the preexisting condition part without also keeping the mandate that everyone has some kind of health insurance.
It might be a little complicated for you, so I’ve done my best to bring it down to a first-grade reading level.
An Analogy for How Health Insurance Works
1) Insurance, any insurance, is based on a risk model. The more people in the risk pool, the less impact the truly risky have on the pool.
Think of it this way. If you put five drops of red food coloring in a swimming pool, there’s no change in color. If you put five drops of red … Continue Reading