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Sorry. If You Want The ACA to Work, You’re Going to Have To Actually Make People Buy Insurance
The Health Care Blog

A THCB reader in New York writes in with this timely observation: “If you want everyone to be able to get insurance, everyone has to actually have insurance. Most people agree that one shouldn’t be denied insurance because of illness and pre-existing conditions. This is probably the least controversial aspect of healthcare reform. The problem is, you can’t insist that insurance companies sell to all comers at reasonable rates unless you also guarantee a sufficiently large risk pool that includes the healthy as well as the sick.