The Incidental Economist (my emphasis):
The Affordable Care Act is intended to help people who don’t have
insurance, especially those who are less than healthy, get it. The House
proposal is intended to make insurance cheaper and easier to get if you
We understand that putting together a health plan is challenging.
Nothing good comes without limitations and costs. That’s true of the
House plan as well as the ACA. But if you’re committed to coming up with
a way to expanding coverage while preserving the private insurance
market, at least the ACA follows an established model. It happens to be
how Massachusetts did it. It’s how Switzerland did it. And it’s how the
conservative Heritage Foundation suggested doing it in 1989.
The House is claiming it has a new way. But to us it only looks like a
way back to the same problems that plague the system today.
By the way, here's a link to another good post from the IE: "Meme-busting: Selling insurance across state lines will lower costs."