Drexel graduate student proposes opt-out health care

    What’s the next step in health care reform? Opt-out insurance, according to Drexel University grad student Leah Guinn.

    Americans are so lazy it just might work.

    Guinn talked with WHYY’s Maiken Scott about her idea, which won first place in an essay contest sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, encouraging the students to write to their Congress members about the next steps in health reform.

    An opt-out insurance plan would provide coverage for all Americans with the opt-out choice for those seeking other care. The automatic enrollment would be enough for most people, Guinn guesses, who won’t take the steps to opt-out, or who are happy with the automated coverage.

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