Evan Falchuk, president of Best Doctors Inc, lists some reasons why health insurance is so expensive:
Each state requires that insurers who wish to sell there comply with a huge variety of coverage mandates. In fact, there are nearly 2,000 mandates, some of which add significant costs to health insurance. Adding new mandates is a regular activity of state governments, based on the political clout of patient groups, pharmaceutical companies and others. State governments have had an important role to play in driving premium increases.
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