Let’s consider 2 plans for health coverage.
In plan No. 1, the approach is to help everyone under the age of 65 years who doesn’t have insurance coverage. Everyone who is really poor is offered Medicaid. Everyone else will be put into a regulated market.
In this market, there’s a set level of benefits that will serve as a minimum. Insurance companies that want to participate will be forced to issue policies to anyone who wants them, regardless of whether or not they have some kind of health condition. They also won’t be able to charge people who are sick more than those who are not.
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