Ths is getting ugly.
Today’s Globe story regarding Insurance companies’ unwillingness to participate in the Connector’s new program “Business Express” is interesting but incomplete. The reporters should pay attention to bloggers’ comments about why the program may not be working and about how this option doesn’t really offer more affordable options for businesses. I do not know why the Connector and the Globe keep touting lower premiums. The Connector failed in its mission to serve small businesses by not offering a defined contribution model. Are they really going to sue the insurers for not offering this product through the Connector? That sounds desperate to me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the feds don’t follow suit when they promulgate regulations for state-level exchanges.