Argument: Mandates unnecessary in a single-payer system

Issue Report: Health insurance mandates


Marcia Angell. “Regressive and Unaffordable”. New York Times. June 9, 2009: “There would be no need for an individual mandate in a single-payer system, since everyone would be covered automatically and it would be paid for through their income and payroll taxes. So asking me, a supporter of a single-payer health system, about mandates is a little like asking someone whether he’s stopped beating his wife.”