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  •  alternatives to mandate but not considered (4+ / 0-)
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    corvo, JesseCW, Kharafina, Loge

    incredible how little deep thought is in the bill, especially as regards covering the cost of risk spreading.

    Other western countries use risk subsidies to make everyone's premiums the same. How popular would that be ! Catostropic limits with the gov't paying everything over say, $80,000 per year, is a variant of this.

    But was never considered, we have to re-invent the wheel. Have to get that square peg into that round hole.  

    •  I like the risk subsidies idea! (1+ / 0-)
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      tassojunior

      From a sheer fairness perspective, why should someone have to pay more than someone else just because they're genetically pre-disposed to some conditions.  At the same time, you might get a competitive market from this because insurers wouldn't have an incentive to cherry-pick the healthiest patients.  

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 04:05:23 PM PST

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