Understanding the ACA Arguments
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Wed Mar 21 12:11:11 PDT 2012
Actually, Rick, to take care of the free rider problem you would have
to declare that someone without health insurance will not receive
medical care. Which is a plausible position but clearly one our
society is unwilling to adopt.
At 01:52 PM 3/21/2012, Rick Duncan wrote:
>You do not need an individual mandate to deal with the free rider problem.
>You could provide that anyone who does not sign on to Obamacare by a
>date certain will not be eligible for protection against
>pre-existing conditions if he tries to sign up later on down the road.
>This regulates actual health insurance activity, rather than
>regulating non-action in the present based upon the prediction of
>action in the future. Also, Congress could provide that hospitals
>are not required to provide free care to anyone who is not in the system.
>Prof. Rick Duncan (Nebraska Law)
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Frank B. Cross
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McCombs School of Business
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