Political acts of problematic perspicacity

Jenny says to Forrest Gump, “Are you stupid or something?” Forrest replies, “Mama says, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’ ” Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish a state-run health insurance exchange. Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) passed in 2010 and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012, exchanges may be set up and run by individual states. If not, the federal government will set up and run xchanges for them. Chaney has repeatedly said he doesn’t like Obamacare, but believes Mississippi — not the federal government — should control the state exchange.

“The whole goal here is to help the consumer in this state have more information and make an intelligent decision about what they are going to buy,” Chaney said.

Bill Crawford
1/8/13