An obnoxious feature of the Affordable Care Act (?)

Tung Yin
The Yin Blog

…”You’re free to decline to answer,” [the receptionist said], and added that it used to be really hard for her to ask this question.

I said that I was, quite obviously Asian, but apparently that was not precise enough for the requirements of the new health reform act. It was necessary for some reason to classify me as not just “Asian” but “Chinese.”

I have little reason to doubt the receptionist’s statement that she had been instructed to collect this information. I am curious as to what reason the government would have to make health insurers ask such a question . . . .

Read the entire post at The Yin Blog.

H/T Althouse

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