The individual mandate--an affordable and fair approach to achieving universal coverage.


S of the most prominent shortcomings of the U.S. health insurance market are rooted in the fact that the system is a voluntary one. Outside the state of Massachusetts, which recently instituted broad-based health care reform, no one under the age of 65 years is required to obtain health insurance coverage of any kind. Voluntary insurance markets have led to… (More)
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp0904729


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