Argument: Automatic-enrollment is better alternative to insurance mandates
Stuart M. Butler. "Defining the 'Hardship Waiver'". New York Times Room for Debate. June 4, 2009: "President Obama should propose using a mandate as the last resort, not the first. It turns out that you can get most people to sign up for something by using “automatic enrollment,” where the default is that you are signed up unless you actively decline. Part B of Medicare is voluntary, and yet thanks to automatic enrollment about 96 percent of eligible seniors are enrolled."