Blue Cross had a plan that they liked. Blue Cross had a plan the customer liked. Both were happy.
Indeed -- and this idyllic utopia was going to be maintained until the customer needed some significant coverage. I am sure the plan was great until you had to use it to actually cover stuff.
People are notoriously bad at reading fine print (or their contracts in general, in fact).
I think no matter what else ACA did, instituting a minimal requirement of what counts as "health insurance" is definitely a good thing.
He tried to spin this as "removing the under-insured" but no... People had plans they liked.
These two statements are not in contradiction. I just read an article about one of those "plans" that people liked which had a payout cap of $50 for any medical expense, no matter what how high it was. The plan was really cheap, so of course people liked it, but it was also useless (which people would only truly learn after they had to use it)