For some reason, the GAO didn’t directly make reference to the most effective alternatives that would do an even better job than the individual mandate at decreasing the number of uninsured–single payer or a basic public plan that would enroll the uninsured by default.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 28, 2011 2:12 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 8, 2011 9:59 am|
Having finally, belatedly, realized just how extraordinarily unpopular the individual mandate is and will likely remain for years to come, some Senate Democrats are now searching for an alternative. From Politico: A handful of moderate Senate Democrats are looking for ways to roll back the highly contentious individual mandate — the pillar of President Barack [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 14, 2010 2:13 pm|
Now that federal judge Henry Hudson has just struck down the individual mandate in the new health care law, the case will likely end up before the Supreme Court. While I suspect, in the end, the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision will be upheld, this individual mandate is not critical. There are many alternative [...]