And, the basic structure was used in Massachusetts, in a system proposed by a Republican governor who, if memory serves, also ran for another larger office.
No. If you strip out the individual mandate, but keep the non-discriminatory provision, the system will collapse. There just isn’t a big enough pool of risk to make it work. It’s that simple.
A Final Thought
The US is one of the only developed countries that doesn't have a single payer system. Think about that and ask yourself, "why do other countries do it differently?" It it's so bad, why haven't these countries -- which are democracies -- changed their system of providing health insurance? It socialized medicine is terrbile, shouldn't there be a massive ground-swell of activity to change the system? Just sayin.'
So that’s it. Hope you’ve found this helpful.