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Health coverage may be mandated

Washington Post, July 22, 2009

An individual mandate is among the most far-reaching changes envisioned this year by those pushing for healthcare reform. And it is one of the few common threads running through all three bills being considered in Congress, greatly increasing the likelihood it will survive the legislative process. Just as drivers must purchase auto insurance, the medical system of the future would put responsibility for health coverage first and foremost on every adult.