The Hill: Let’s turn bad news on health coverage into a path toward change

This op-ed for The Hill is part of an ongoing collaboration with George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on strategic health care topics, especially those pertaining to the individual, ACA-subsidized health insurance market and part-time workforces.

Quoting British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Mark Twain famously said “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” So it goes whenever the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) releases a report on the implications of recent legislative action (or inaction, for that matter). Its latest report on 2019 individual health insurance market premiums and coverage trends over the next decade has stoked health-care reform woes for pretty much everyone— regardless of which side of the aisle they sit, or where they stand on the health care reform debate….

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