Insurance agent Alan Katz responds on his blog to my recent post about the need for an affordability standard in the context of an individual mandate. In my comments, I did mistakenly lump him in with the Governor and some insurers, who have publicly taken a hard-line “no exemptions” position. Unfortunately, they don’t have blogs I can link to like Mr. Katz does.
He concurs that there’s needs to be a “safety valve” for consumers–as well as in other parts of the reform package. We agree. Now only if we can get the Governor there.
I hope that this article by the AP’s Laura Kurtzman on the individual mandate and affordability helps.