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Unformatted text preview: ineligible for the federal health insurance subsidies for a fixed period then this would get rid of the problem of people taking advantage of the ban. During this fixed period, if they decided that they wanted insurance then they would have no guarantee of getting it. The ban on pre-existing conditions would not apply to them. They would face a market much like the one that exists now. Even though this is not a good position to be in this would let the tax payer to make the decision to pay for health insurance. This would relieve the republicans of their worries about the bill. Another approach that Starr proposes is to have the five year opt out period or have the option to keep the option open for buying guaranteed coverage at anytime with a bigger fine. Under the current proposal the penalties would be too low. If someone decides to not pay for insurance, they would still have to pay less than if they paid for insurance. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/04/opinion/04starr.html...
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2010 for the course ECO 001 taught by Professor Melkonian during the Spring '10 term at Hofstra University.
- Spring '10