Another aspect of health insurance costs

Since the health care debate is still raging, one thing that gets overlooked are the effects of state-mandated coverages.  In Colorado there are 46 mandates, according to “Health Insurance Mandates in the States 2007,” which adds as much as 50% to the cost of basic health care.  As a single male, it seems rather strange to be forced to have coverage for maternity.  This article discusses several aspects of the problems created by these mandates.

This is one more example of what happens when government meddling occurs and the ‘concentrated interest’ vs. ‘diffused costs’ dynamic takes over.

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