New law is self-defeating
Your article points out that signing up healthy, young adults is “crucial to the success” of the new federal health-care law. [“Blazing the trail for health-care enrollment,” page one, July 28.]
The law is self-defeating, since the center of the law requires that insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions be covered.
Why should the young sign up at all? There is no incentive for them to do so. Rather than pay for insurance, they can pay a minimal penalty, and if they do get sick, they can then buy any insurance needed.
Wayne Jensen, Kirkland