Medicaid in Virginia

Medicaid in Virginia

The struggle continues in the Virginia legislature over whether the state should participate in that section of the Affordable Care Act that provides expanded health insurance coverage for the poor and working poor.  My purpose is to set the controversy in the context of the law passed by Congress in March, 2010, then bring the…

Curbing the Growth of Health Insurance Premiums

Curbing the Growth of Health Insurance Premiums

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to curb the growth of health insurance premiums in part by controlling the avarice of health insurance companies. For much too long the health insurance companies were free to charge whatever the market would bear for their policies. The typical profit margin was based on recovering their costs plus…