Two months ago, Ron Goldstein was expressing confidence about the results of the Nov. 8 elections and saying he and his colleagues simply had to be ready for change in the U.S. health care system to come quickly.
Now he says he’s hoping members of Congress will relax, slow down and take their time to figure out what they really want to do.
Goldstein, the president of Orange, California-based Choice Administrators, got into health insurance in 1981, and he helped set up a small-group exchange for California employers in 1996.
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Goldstein said in a recent interview that he thinks the group market has been working smoothly this year, and that the individual market is looking better than he’d expected.
“We’ve got people covered,” Goldstein said. “I think the only people that really want change are the politicians. Whatever change is going to happen is going to cost everyone. Stability is what everyone is looking for.”