Why Does Healthcare Cost So Much, Ctd

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.