an In The Media Appearance

"Get Rid of the Individual Mandate (Op Ed)" - New York Times. 03/21/2014

Rather than try (somewhat unsuccessfully) to force individuals to enroll in health insurance under ACA, Uwe Reinhardt says the government should motivate people to sign up by barring the uninsured from federally subsidized coverage at community-rated premiums. He says: “I propose that by age 25 an individual has to choose whether she or he would join a health insurance system based on social solidarity, with community-rated premiums, or instead join a system for rugged individualists, with medically underwritten premiums based on health status.”


Uwe E. Reinhardt