The Folly of Health Insurance Mandates
Publication Date: April 2009
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): Devon Herrick
Keywords: employer mandates; individual mandates; mandate; health insurance
Coverage: United States
Many of the nearly 46 million uninsured say they are unable to afford health insurance. Advocates of various state regulations claim their proposals would make health coverage more affordable. These regulations include mandates that employers offer their employees health insurance or that individuals obtain health coverage, and requirements that health plans and insurers cover specified benefits or accept anyone who applies for insurance.