* A family purchasing a health insurance policy in Wisconsin would pay about $3,087, but that policy would cost $10,398 in New Jersey.Read the whole thing for more information as well as some proposed free market solutions.
* A similar policy in Utah would cost $3,259, compared to $12,254 in New York.
* A family policy in Michigan would cost $4,118, but an astronomical $16,897 in Massachusetts.
Thus, the difference in premiums is largely the result of state mandates that inhibit the creation of a national market, not regional variations in health care costs.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
How Much Do State Mandates Cost?
According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, a lot: