California Officials Worry About Health Of Exchange If Individual Mandate Is Repealed
"Eliminating that mandate means that health insurers really have no idea who’s in the risk pool," said state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. "But in all likelihood, it’s going to be sick people, which drives up their costs."
No Obamacare Mandate Could Mean Higher Health Costs In CA
As Senate Republicans move to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as part of their tax bill, state officials worry that dropping this key element of Obamacare would lead to hundreds of thousands fewer insured Californians and ultimately to higher insurance costs. (Faust, 11/15)