Commentary

The Obamacare Mandate Isn’t Forcing People to Buy Health Insurance After All


     
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The Obama administration told the Supreme Court two years ago that without a requirement to buy insurance, the uninsured will wait to insure until they get sick. But guess what? Almost none of the uninsured are affected by the mandate anyway.


John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed, new Independent book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning Independent book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, both from the Independent Institute. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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