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Individual mandate: A sticking point in the healthcare debate

Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2010

Few topics in the healthcare debate are more controversial than the so-called individual mandate, which would fine citizens without insurance and is at the heart of the now-stalled healthcare bills in Congress, the Los Angeles Times reports. Here, the Times provides two competing views on the topic from top health economists Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute and Glen Whitman from CalState Northridge.