Avik Roy: Individual mandate masks an ugly deal

Most people who oppose the Affordable Care Act‘s individual mandate do so because it’s such a grave affront to our constitutional tradition of limited government.

After all, a Congress that can force you to buy health insurance can also force you to buy solar panels, newspaper subscriptions and gym memberships.

But let’s be real. The reason the ACA forces every American to buy health insurance is that the law makes it a raw deal for people to buy it on their own.

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