What about the ACA requirement that women cannot be charged higher premiums because of their gender? Let’s remind ourselves of this basic insurance principle: Enough money is available for people who need it if there is a large enough pool of people facing a variety of risks, who pay premiums even though the risks may never materialize.
Government programs like everything else are seldom, if ever, perfect enough to benefit every single person coming under them. But that’s not sufficient reason to do away with government programs and everything else.
Ron Yezzi, now emeritus professor of philosophy at Minnesota State University, taught courses in social and political philosophy. He lives in Mankato.