Low Number of Mandates = A Healthy Iowa
Iowa has only 20 health care mandates. That low number, compared to other states like Maine that at last count had 36, must in part account for the low percentage of Iowans who are uninsured. It is more affordable for small businesses to provide health insurance and for providers to give the business or individual more options. Choice means competition, and as insurance companies fight to get our business, plans will improve and costs will go down. In the end, Iowans get more “bang for their buck” when it comes to health insurance, and this creates benefits for every citizen.