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More regulation won’t fix health exchange
San Diego Union-Tribune

In the well-known scene in “Casablanca,” Captain Renault orders Rick to shut down his gin joint. “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” he said, pausing long enough to grab his winnings. That scene always reminds me of our government. We know how it works, yet many of us still act surprised there’s gambling in the Capitol casino.

The latest “shocked” moment came when the Associated Press reported earlier this week on some controversial contracts issued by Covered California — the new Obamacare-inspired insurance exchange that mainly sells subsidized health plans to people who can’t otherwise get coverage.