Excerpt from The Huffington Post: (click for entire article)
Get ready for the "death spiral."
Harsh questioning by conservative Supreme Court justices Tuesday sparked concern that the health care reform law's individual mandate could be stricken. Without it, health insurance companies and the White House are worried the health care market could blow up come 2014.
"If the mandate goes, people can literally buy coverage on the way to the hospital and then drop it the next day," said Alissa Fox, a senior vice president at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, a trade group made up of local Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance companies.