Understanding the Impact of the Elimination of the Individual Mandate Penalty

Starting in 2019, the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty will be eliminated, effectively ending the law’s requirement that most people have health insurance. Without a penalty, some people—particularly those who are younger or healthier—may drop coverage. The elimination of the mandate penalty has sparked a legal challenge regarding whether other features of the law, including rules that insurers cannot deny coverage or charge higher prices to those with pre-existing conditions, remain constitutional. For now, such provisions continue to be enforced.        

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