Argument: Penalizing uninsured further harms struggling

Issue Report: Health insurance mandates


Grace-Marie Turner. “Should the United States Mandate Health Insurance…or Not?”. MedScape. April 4, 2008: “An individual mandate would inject much more government control into our health sector and would require onerous enforcement provisions, like garnishing people’s wages.[4,5] Americans are struggling to afford decent housing, child care, and other necessities. Requiring them to buy health insurance before we address its high costs would further burden the workers and families we’re trying to help.”