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waiting-roomIf having 30-to-40 million uninsured Americans constitutes a “crisis,” how is it Congress is willing to wait three- or four years to put its “solution” into effect? What are people without coverage supposed to do in the meantime? I have an idea.

How about including the creation of Assigned Risk Pools in each state for those without health insurance?

I’ve floated this trial balloon before, and watched it sail away into the distance. No one has blown it out of the sky, but no one has reached out to embrace it and call it their own, either.

It’s not a big mystery why such a move is not the first alternative that comes to mind for members of Congress or the Obama administration. After all, bottom line, it would mean steering billions of more dollars into the private health insurance system.

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