Open enrollment in Obamacare’s exchanges is near its end. Consumers have until Jan. 16 to purchase coverage that will take effect in February.
The federal government appears to think that Americans are not equipped to pick a suitable plan. So it’s limiting the number that insurers can offer. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, this is an effort to “reduce the risk of plan choice overload, and to further facilitate the plan selection process for consumers.”
It’s a good reminder of how bureaucrats think about health care – that they know what’s best for each and every American. And it offers a preview of what many Democrats actually want – a system where there’s only one, government-run insurance choice.