Mark Pauly

The Mandate Miscalculation
December 14, 2011

Democrats didn’t see it coming: Before the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, neither congressional leaders nor the White House anticipated that one specific provision—the mandate requiring individuals to maintain a minimum level of health insurance—would spark such a ferocious political and legal backlash. Yet, nearly two years later, controversy surrounding the mandate dominates the national conversation about health care reform.

Libertarians For The Individual Mandate
March 04, 2011

Matthew Yglesias tweets a link to a 2004 Reason article advocating... an individual health insurance mandate: Why not just tell Americans they are responsible for buying their own health insurance from now on? If people couldn't pay for medical care, either through insurance or out of pocket, they wouldn't get it.