His post on the insurance market is a link to news that it just became impossible in Washington State for many more people -- including people who've had breast cancer -- to buy insurance on the individual market. Ezra writes,
This is the real problem with reform plans that lack a full coverage component (be it a mandate, voucher systems, automatic enrollment in a national market, or whatever). The issue isn't the folks who will be uninsured, but the damage that does to your ability to reform how insurers work. To create a working market you need to create a fair market. And that means setting up the rules such that neither insurers nor individuals can game the system.It's probably obvious I think people concerned with single-payer should just go to Ezra's site on a daily basis. He's the best.