Insurance mandates aren’t the answer

Greg Scandlen in Health Care News writes that health insurance mandates won’t solve the problem of uninsured.

I also pointed out in that article that part of the reason many people don’t buy health coverage is because the legislature has made it unaffordable by enacting 59 benefit mandates. It is hypocritical of the legislature to pass so many laws raising the cost of coverage, then blame people for not buying what the government has made unaffordable.

He points out that though auto-insurance is mandatory in most states, nearly as many people go without auto insurance as without health insurance (complete with a chart showing 16 states with mandatory auto insurance laws, yet with higher uninsured rates in auto insurance than in health insurance).