House Republican Conference Vice-Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers published a guest blog post at BlogHer regarding health care today. See an excerpt here:
We as a nation are currently looking at cost drivers in health insurance and a big part of that is that people are not allowed to buy the insurance they want. They are forced to either buy the insurance that their state legislators or state insurance commissioners think that they need, even though that may be much more expensive.
The Republican Health Care Plan would allow people to buy insurance across state lines. Why is that important? This way consumers could comparison shop and no longer be forced to buy coverage for treatments they did not want or would never need.
Today, each state regulates what insurance products can be sold within that state. That regulation often takes the form of mandating that certain things be covered by any and all insurance products within that state.