The most visible critics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are starting to move past the old rhetorical strategies (President Obama is a Marxist Maoist Manchurian candidate who is not actually his own mother’s son) to somewhat more sophisticated critiques.
Critiques such as — surprise! — the plans created by PPACA (that mammoth, hugely political bill that was probably actually crafted in the wee hours of the morning by lobbying firm computers that suddenly developed a malevolent, vengeful consciousness) might have, um flaws.
Like provider networks that can fit into a station wagon, and annual out-of-pocket spending maximums equal to the down payment for a small house.
Given that people are suddenly paying attention to the holes in major medical coverage, maybe this would be a good time for insurers and producers to remind consumers of some other important insurance protection holes, including the holes in the typical American worker’s income protection umbrella.