Regarding the story "Most federally run exchanges will offer more plans, lower premiums than expected, HHS report shows" (ModernHealthcare.com, Sept. 25), I find it amazing that you reported what HHS said with no questions and no analysis. Who cares that the costs were lower than expected. Isn't the key what the cost will be compared to what the cost is for consumers now?
How about the detailed and rigorous study by the CMS that just came out in the past few weeks? Didn't that study (confirming what they found in 2010) demonstrate that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will bend the cost curve of healthcare up between now and 2022?
Paul KarpAttorneyWilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & DickerNew York