Health care reform mandated benefits: State legislators call for health insurance down payment plan

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Delegate-elect Brian Crosby (D-St. Mary’s) said during a phone call Nov. 21 that he “wouldn’t look at [the penalty] as a fee” but something for people to invest their money into for health care. He said people can choose to not get insurance and pay the penalty, or buy insurance to increase the number of people paying for health care and “change the slope of the cost.” He said premiums have been on the rise for over 30 years, “long before Obamacare.” He said if more people “are in the pool, it lowers the risk.”

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