December 19, 2013

I thought I understood the flaws of the Affordable Care Act, but I have a new appreciation of them, thanks to The Post’s Dec. 14 editorial “Health-care design flaws.”

I mistakenly thought the law’s major flaws were its lengthy complexity, its tens of thousands of pages of regulations, its arbitrary and extralegal administration, its incompetent rollout, the prevarication with which it was sold and the fundamental hubris of its designers in presuming to effectively reorder one-sixth of our economy.

But with The Post’s help, I now understand that its real flaw is that it is insufficiently coercive. Who knew? 

Larry Ciolorito, Darnestown