Can States Opt Out of the Individual Mandate?
In this document, ben Domenech writes that many politicians agree that we must expand access to quality health care and reduce costs for all Virginians. However, that should not be accomplished through an unprecedented federal mandate on individuals that we believe violates the U.S. Constitution.
But Sen. Ron Wyden is one of the few politicians in either party who understands health care policy, and he's an honest, smart, and hard-working guy. But there are a number of problems with what he is saying here, even if we take it seriously.