People typically don’t like it when prices fluctuate with supply and demand, but there are ways companies can make it more palatable and fair.
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The law still stands. But the markets could get messy and expensive for certain groups of people.
Ride-hailing services have changed how people get around, and there is some evidence they are making traffic problems worse.
State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes.
Most plans can probably survive without the subsidies he vowed to cut off on Thursday. But he has signaled that he will use policy levers to make their business hard.
President Trump’s dual actions to undermine the health law have left insurers angry and anxious. But they are not running for the exits yet.
In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents.