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Individual Mandate

Individual vs. Societal Responsibility
Side-by-Side Comparison

An "individual responsibility" means a
forced purchase or forced assignment
of health insurance via an "individual mandate":
a key element of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

— compared to —

A "societal responsibility" means an
automatic providing of health care for all,

a key element of single-payer health care
via improved Medicare for All.

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Individual Responsibility

via the Affordable Care Act of 2010
Expansion of government
and keeping the “middlemen”:
thousands of payers; thousands of plans

Societal Responsibility

via single-payer health care
Less government and use of a single public agency
to have medical bills paid via “single-payer”:
one health insurance payer; one health insurance plan

How Health Care is Provided.
A law that everyone is to have health insurance is not the same
as a law that everyone is to have health care.

Health insurance is not the same as health care.

Health care as an in requirement or pay a penalty
— Health care via Affordable Care Act of 2010.
— Pay for private policy (or pay a fine) or be automatically assigned to a Medicaid plan due to having low income.
— Tens of millions without health care access.

Health care as a right for all
— Health care via improved Medicare for All.
— No premiums, co-pays, deductibles or co-pays. Payment is pre-paid; most Americans will see only an increase in their Medicare payroll tax.
— Everyone on one health care plan.

Coverage of major medical bills.

Liability remains for major medical bills and out-of-pocket costs.

— Coinsurance remains. That is a percentage of a major bill (such as major surgery and a hospital stay) is part of a private health insurance plan and also part of today's Medicare.

No more major medical bills for medically necessary care.

— No coinsurance.
— No co-pays or deductibles.

Health insurance premiums.

Higher and higher insurance premiums.

... resulting from new regulations on health insurance companies.

No premiums.

... resulting from having a simpler, more efficient way to pay for health care.


Does everybody wins when the focus is on everybody buying health insurance?

No. The bankruptcies and hardships will continue.

Everybody wins when efficiency provides health care for all.



See the more detailed comparison of
the Affordable Care Act of 2010
and improved Medicare for All.

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