The White House has cordially invited executives from the insurance industry to drop by, this afternoon, for a little chat. The topic for discussion will, presumably, be how to “move forward,” on the Affordable Care Act now that the president has announced a temporary fix that amounts to non-enforcement of that part of the law which declares some of the products sold by the industry to be “sub-standard.”
As Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico notes, the president:
… took that step to quell an outcry after millions of Americans’ health insurance plans were canceled despite Obama’s oft-repeated promise that they can keep them.
The president will, no doubt, be asking the insurance industry execs, why “buying insurance is hard.”
Then, they will be told how they, like Frank Pentangeli, will be taking the fall. It’s just business.