With the number of uninsured continuing to increase, some health care experts have proposed reducing coverage for some in order to increase the number of
Americans who have coverage. Some states have proposed lean, stripped-down health care packages intended to be affordable for employers. They point to the fact that medical expenses for uninsured ultimately increases the costs to everyone who pays for health insurance, including state and federal governments. The plans are expected to be controversial and while the may result in covering more of the uninsured, they are not expected to provide large savings or slow the increase in costs associated with medical advances.
See Milt Freudenheim, The New York Times, January 19, 2004