As they pointed out over at DownsizeDC.com:
Do you need health insurance coverage for...
by Richard Sutton
- Maternity care, if you're a single male
- Infertility, if you don't want a family
- Alcoholism, if you don't drink
If you live in New York state then you (or your employer) must pay for all these things, by law, or go without health insurance...
In New Jersey, where the law only permits four basic health insurance plans, family premiums run from $2,631.41 to $6,467.58, per month. (Source: "America's Health Care Crisis Solved" by J. Patrick Rooney and Dan Perrin, page 113). People who can't afford those premiums (and few can) must go without health insurance.
Similar situations exist in other states - In 2008 The Council for Affordable Health Insurance found 1,961 examples of state mandated coverage
This is why I oppose government/single payer healthcare
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