Obama: Forcing more people off of private health insurance

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, has made a decision that Robert Samuelson argues will reduce the number of people on private health insurance. It all stems from Obamacare's mandated minimum coverage requirements for insurance.

The more coverage they include, the greater the subsidies from the federal government for the poor and near-poor who qualify for aid. It will be tempting to exploit the open-ended nature of these subsidies. The catch is that the millions of workers whose coverage isn't subsidized will see the squeeze on their wages intensify, while their employers may be put at a disadvantage with less generous states. . . .

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