R.I. considers health insurance mandate as enrollment sets records

PROVIDENCE — The individual mandate penalty for the uninsured, zeroed out by the GOP tax law, remains in place for 2018 as HealthSource RI, the state-based Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange, reports continuing record numbers of both new and younger enrollees and considers a state-level coverage mandate. Zachary Sherman, director of HSRI, said there…

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  1. For this to be a fair article, the reporter should provide the opposing view: that a state mandate would deny young people the freedom to choose whether or not they want health insurance and would force them to pay higher than normal premiums if they purchased. The mandate is unfair, costly, and unsustainable … and clearly would put RI as going against the national flow to return to a market-based healthcare system, with subsidies for those that need them most.