What must happen for employer mandates to be enacted?
Employer mandates, a staple of Democratic health care reform proposals, require employers to either offer insurance or pay into a fund for worker coverage. But some stakeholders and Republicans fear that the mandates give government too much power to increase the burden on employers later on, and leverage low prices from doctors and hospitals that make it hard for private plans to compete.
What is the biggest mistake that policy makers could make when it comes to employer mandates? What have we learned from the employer mandates in Massachusetts, and what could make these mandates a deal-breaker for reform?
-- Marilyn Werber Serafini, NationalJournal.com