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View Diary: Who Cares About the Mandate Anyway? (51 comments)

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  •  We need either (3+ / 0-)
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    Susan G in MN, Dr Teeth, gramofsam1

    single payer (which is basically a mandate via taxation rather than the private market), or a mandate.

    Otherwise, we are back to where we started; some people don't buy insurance, and then when they get sick, they either don't get needed care (causing a danger to the remainder of the population if it is infectious, lost work days, premature deaths, etc.), and/or they get seen in the emergency room and the costs are shifted onto the rest of the world who is buying insurance.

    Single payer is the ideal but it is a nonstarter now for various reasons. Given that, I'll take the mandate.

    Allowing people to opt out of paying for health care whether privately or via taxation doesn't work.

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