Aetna’s departure from the ACA marketplace as a punishment for not getting its way in a merger highlights the danger of relying on only for-profit insurers to supply our nation’s health care. Without a public option as an alternative, for-profit providers will always be able to use their participation in the system as a bargaining chip to extract demands from regulators. On top of that, the lack of a public option also means individuals – especially in remote areas with limited options – remain at the whims of private companies as they set pricing and coverage options. Read my full op-ed in Time here: Link
Most loans like mortgages can be refinanced. Let's pass #BankOnStudents bill to give student loan borrowers option to shop for better rates.