Social Security & Medicare
Idea 47

Allow Health Insurance Purchases Across State Lines

About the Problem

Currently, consumers can buy policies only from insurers licensed by the states where they live and state insurance markets are sometimes dominated by only one or two insurers.


About the Policy

Allow citizens to buy health insurance plans across state lines. By increasing customer choice, this step could increase competition and decrease insurance and overall health care costs.

Public Support

77% of All Polled
70% of Democrats
80% of Republicans
82% of Independents

Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%