Over half of the Nation’s states are standing up to health insurance mandates by introducing state legislation protecting individual rights.
Both the House and Senate health reform bills contain health insurance mandates that will force every American to purchase health insurance that meets the standards set in place by the government.
Those who choose to opt out will have to pay hundreds of dollars in penalties and fees, millions will remain uninsured, and the added cost burden to the states will be unprecedented. Furthermore and contrary to popular belief, mandates will in no way reduce the cost of health care. Massachusetts, a precursor state in implementing health insurance mandates, has seen health care costs go up by 42 percent, while nearly a quarter of its residents remain uninsured.
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