Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

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Robert Laszewski: The problem with the enrollments today is that they’re so small, it’s less than 10 percent of the uninsured coming in, it really can’t be anything but sick people. So if it’s going to be sustainable you need loads of people coming in the door. There’s a big misconception that this is about young people. That’s baloney. It’s about healthy people. A healthy 20-year-old might only pay a $100 premium. You want healthy 40 and 50-year-olds.

Ezra Klein: That brings up two issues. The first is the individual mandate, which begins this year but is a much bigger penalty in year two, and then even bigger in year three. So one question here is how well that works.

RL: I have an interesting answer for that. I think the mandate is almost worthless because the word is getting around that they can’t really collect it. And by year three, it’s really a lot of money. I think there’ll be real pressure to just get rid of it. I don’t think you can force people to buy this insurance. If they don’t want it there’ll be a political groundswell to get rid of it. So in my mind the individual mandate is kind of irrelevant to this.

Камент читателя XCoastie: Wouldn't it have been nice to have had this kind of inquiry by the press and this depth of analysis by experts BEFORE the law was passed? It seems like a lot of what Mr. Laszewski is saying was emminently predictable.
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А разве не план такой был? Сейчас скажут: "Вот видите, не получается. мы теперь просто вынуждены сделать медицину полностью государственной".