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Eliminating Individual Mandate Would Come With Strings



A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analyzes, under four scenarios, what the loss of the individual mandate could mean for health insurance premiums, coverage, and uncompensated care.



1 comments on "Eliminating Individual Mandate Would Come With Strings"
Todd Madden (1/19/2012 at 6:12 PM)

Saying uncompensated care will drop partly due to Medicaid enrollment increasing is misleading. Medicaid reimbursement is typically well below cost and Medicaid beneficiaries tend to be in poorer health than the average population which increses utilization. It seems more like shell game than anything else. Hospitals will still be cost shifting even more to employers.