From: E.J. Daulerio To: , , Subject: Re: NYT article “My reaction is the same as yours, and I think that’s fair.
But if the goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to buy the products and avoid the risks, I don’t see how that makes sense.
We have the power to make things as easy and as inexpensive as we can.
I don’st think that would be wise.”
On Thu, Feb 9, 2016 at 11:02:03 AM, Peter Baker wrote: I think it’s important to keep in mind that it’s going to take a very careful review to determine what is really causing this problem.
I think the article is correct, but it’s also fair to say that, in terms of the health care marketplaces, we’ve got to do a better job in designing them to make purchasing decisions less confusing.
In addition, I do think it would be beneficial to consider whether we could do a much better job of setting the marketplaces so that it is easier for people who are trying to make sure they’re getting the best value, and also making it easier for other consumers who want to shop in a more transparent way, to do so.
In fact, that’s exactly what we’re looking at right now in terms on the ACA marketplaces.
The first steps that we took, which we’ve done to date, is to have the marketplace go through an extensive review and make sure it is doing a better and more efficient job of making buying decisions.
I’m happy to continue to work with the Marketplace to make that happen, but I don?t think we should be trying to impose some kind?of magic wand that is going to make everything so easy for everyone that the marketplace will always be an imperfect place.
I?m just saying, we are going to have to keep doing a much more thorough review of this before we move forward.
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