Richard Adams explains why one of the unintended consequences of the recently-passed health care reform is likely to be a rise in medical tourism. Here is one more, courtesy of economist Steven Horwitz:
Requiring that insurance companies cover people with pre-existing conditions is like asking an auto insurer to cover a car with demonstrably bad brakes. That is, it's not so much insurance as it is an outright subsidy. Larger firms will probably be able to afford this, particularly with the individual mandates, but smaller ones will be pushed to the wall. The result will be an oligopoly. Of course, for most liberals the bill is only supposed to be a way station on the road to a single-payer plan, so they might not see this as a problem.