This view of America’s health-care system has led a number of pundits and politicians to advocate mandatory health insurance. Massachusetts has made national headlines because it is about to institute that exact policy.
Other states are sure to follow. In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has already announced that health-care reform will be the cornerstone of next year’s agenda. And most expect his plan to mirror the one in Massachusetts.
But mandatory health insurance is a step in the wrong direction.