Ramifications Of Individual Mandate Repeal To Ripple Across Calif.’s Marketplaces
With their tax package, Republicans have achieved a long-sought for goal of getting rid of the individual mandate. While some experts say it will cause a death spiral, others say it won't be quite that dire.
CA Health Insurance Costs Expected To Rise Under GOP Tax Plan
Despite successfully beating back Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the future of the federal health care law appears uncertain after congressional Democrats were unable to defeat a provision of the GOP tax plan that dismantles the foundation on which Obamacare is built. Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax bill scraps the so-called individual mandate in Obamacare that requires most Americans to have insurance or pay a tax penalty. (Hart, 12/20)
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Obamacare Insurance Mandate Repeal Threatens Sonoma County, State Health Care Expansion
Congressional lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the federal mandate requiring most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, a decision that could increase the ranks of uninsured Californians by nearly 2 million people and hike premiums for those who remain covered. Passed as part of the Republican-led $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the mandate’s elimination will roll back a key component of the Affordable Care Act in 2019 when signed into law by President Trump early next year. (Morris, 12/20)