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How to Make Health Insurance Affordable

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Ariel House; Devon Herrick

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Topic: Health (Health care financing)
Health (Health services administration)

Keywords: mandate; community rating; health; insurance

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Public officials and health care experts have recently
suggested a number of reforms to reduce the cost of individual health insurance. However, most of the proposals fail to address the contribution of mandated benefits to the high cost of insurance in many states.