Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mandate or No Mandate: You Decide

Here's how the Affordable Care Act and a health insurance mandate (the tax on those who refuse to buy health insurance) would affect the number of uninsured Americans under age 65. The Reform with no mandate scenario assumes robust enrollment in health insurance exchanges...

Number (and percent) of people under age 65 without health insurance
No health care reform: 50.3 million (18.7%)
Reform with no mandate: 39.8 million (14.8%)
Reform with mandate: 26.4 million (9.8%)

Source: Urban Institute, Eliminating the Individual Mandate: Effects on Premiums, Coverage, and Uncompensated Care

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