Should Healthy People Pay More For Health Insurance?

Policy Backgrounders | Health

No. 115
Thursday, April 02, 1992
by John C. Goodman

As part of his new health care plan, President Bush announced his goal for health insurance reform: sick people should be able to obtain health insurance for the same price as healthy people.  If you knew you could buy health insurance after you become sick for the same price charged to the healthy, there would be no reason to purchase it while you were healthy.  Only sick people would buy it and premiums would be exorbitant.

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