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9 Alternatives to Individual Health Insurance Mandate; Will They Work?
Insurance Journal

There are alternatives to the controversial federal government mandate that everyone purchase health insurance in order to expand coverage to the more than 50 million uninsured Americans, although experts are divided over how effective the alternatives might be.

The possible alternatives include having insurance agents and brokers play a more active role; changing the frequency of open enrollment periods; requiring proof of health insurance for receipt of government services; levying a broad tax to cover the cost of uncompensated medical care and even tying health insurance to credit scores, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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