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Blue Shield CEO: Uphold individual mandate

Blue Shield of California CEO Bruce Bodaken said he believes that the Supreme Court, which just finished hearing arguments about the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law, should uphold the individual mandate. “I’m no lawyer and the Court will decide whatever they decide,” Bodaken told KQED. “But I do know this–we mandate many things in this society. … I have to send my children to school, at least to a certain age. If you want to drive a car, you have to have auto insurance. I don’t think this is all that different.”