Tag: individual mandate
Why does Obamacare have an individual mandate?
Justice Ginsburg’s concurring opinion in the Obamacare Supreme Court decision has a good summary of why Obamacare has an individual mandate. Congress knew that encouraging individuals to purchase insurance would not suffice to solve the problem, because most of the uninsured are not uninsured by choice. Of particular concern to Congress were people who, though…
I just finished reading the Obamacare Supreme Court opinion. Unfortunately, I’m still confused about how the decision should have gone down. The dissent does have a good summary of how the law was intended to work. The whole design of the Act is to balance the costs and benefits affecting each set of regulated parties.…