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Melissa McCarthy

Obamacare didn't raise Md. rates

One of the funnier lines in the movie, "Tammy," an otherwise mostly forgettable 2014 comedy now playing on premium cable on a television near you, features Melissa McCarthy grousing about high gasoline prices with an out-of-nowhere (and likely improvised), "Thanks, Obamacare." The joke's premise was in its nugget of truth, that some would blame President Barack Obama's health care reform legislation for whatever ills befall them.

Last week's headlines regarding health insurance costs in Maryland likely brought out the Tammy in many of us, including longtime Obamacare critics like Rep. Andy Harris. The big news was that the Maryland Insurance Administration had...