Individual Health Mandates and a Silly Court Battle

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Individual Health Mandates and a Silly Court Battle

April 6, 2010

Abstract

One of the most frustrating aspects of the health reform debate has been the extent to which many legitimate questions about what might work were ignored in favor of fights over ideology. As advocacy triumphed over expertise, those who promised more than they could deliver fought with defenders of an unsustainable status quo. One result is that the new health reform still needs a lot of fancy structural work to stand and extensive plumbing to be usable.

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