The Washington DC Examiner’s Lobbying Editor, Timothy P. Carney, points out that current proposals for health insurance reform not only fail to reform ERISA, but explicitly preserve its perverse effect.
And you might think Democrats would tend to be on the side of the angels here and Republicans would tend to be in the insurance companies’ thrall. Not necessarily. As Mr. Carney notes, Republican representative John Shadegg of Arizona has spoken up about this problem in the context of the pending reform efforts, so far to deaf ears adorning the heads of both parties.
Here’s Representative Shadegg in action:
So: call, write, sound off, and support Representative Shadegg’s efforts here!