Health Care Management Papers

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Journal Article

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LDI Health Economist


One of the most controversial elements of the recent health reform legislation embodied in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the individual mandate. The mandate works as a conditional tax: by 2016, when the tax is fully phased in, individuals who do not purchase insurance coverage will pay about $60 per month. Exemptions are provided for those for whom the cheapest insurance plan would be unaffordable.



Date Posted: 27 November 2017