1. New York Times columnist (and Nobel laureate) Paul Krugman explained "why we need this reform" by citing a circumstance where an insurer revoked coverage after the policyholder got sick. But this already is illegal, and the policyholder in question was awarded $10 million in damages. How did this justify the new law?
2. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof plumped for reform via a story about his former next-door neighbor whose insurer capped costs for cancer treatments. But the patient there lived in Hong Kong and was covered by a British insurer. How did this warrant new U.S. law?
3. The only voters who hate the law more than conservatives are progressives, such as FireDogLake founder Jane Hamsher. If no one likes it, why is it law?
I don't claim to have the answers. Except that Democrats treat government "like Christmas"--which is the negation of cost control without improving America's health. And that won't stay a secret.