The Debate Over Mandatory Health Insurance

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Julie Rovner, NPR health policy correspondent
Stuart Altman, Professor of National Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

The proposal to require people to have health insurance is one of the most controversial aspects of the health care overhaul bill, which is currently in the Senate Finance Committee. Right now, Massachusetts is the only state with a mandatory health care requirement. Guests evaluate how it could play out on a national scale.



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