To responsibly deliver on these promises, progressive legislators and advocates must not just be steeped in the structural issues above — they must ensure their resolutions are front-and-center in any purported plans.
Considering the fact that the ACA was passed, in part, on a pack of lies, it would be nice if the process was transparent this time.
What do I mean by “transparent”?
The Bill itself, in its final, ready to be voted on form, must be available far enough in advance for various liberal, centrist, and conservative economic think tanks to build a calculator wherein each American can plug in their own specific circumstances (income, dependents, age, and whatever other variables that might affect premiums) and get back a quote on what their premiums will be under whatever level of coverage the potential enrollee desires (along with very specific details about that the level of coverage will be). None of this “…at the discretion of the Sect of HHS” bullshit that the government loves to use to muddy up the waters.
Failing that……sorry, I trust my health insurers more than I trust the government and the politicians.