Thanks to Biden, US Insurance Market Takes It in the Teeth

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When in doubt, mandate. That has long been one of the unspoken principles guiding the left’s approach to health policy. A newly finalized rule from the Biden administration offers a fresh example of this pathology in action.

Starting in 2027, the reform gives states the option of adding coverage for adult dental care as one of the “essential health benefits” plans must cover under Obamacare. If states elect to exercise that option, they’ll simply consign their residents to higher insurance costs.

The reasoning behind the new rule is straightforward. Progressives are trying to expand access to dental care. Ordering insurers to cover it seems a logical way to make it easier for people to see the dentist.

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