Oil and Water: Mixing Individual Mandates, Fragmented Markets, and Health Reform

@article{Hoffman2010OilAW,
  title={Oil and Water: Mixing Individual Mandates, Fragmented Markets, and Health Reform},
  author={Allison K. Hoffman},
  journal={American Journal of Law & Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={7 - 78}
}
The 2010 federal health insurance reform act includes an individual mandate that will require Americans to carry health insurance. This article argues that even if the mandate were to catalyze universal health insurance coverage, it will fall short on some of the policy objectives many hope to achieve through a mandate if implemented in a fragmented insurance market. To uncover this problem, this article sets forth a novel framework that disentangles three different policy objectives the… Expand
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