The Policy Implications if Only the Mandate Is Struck Down

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 7:30 am

In the very near future the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. One likely outcome is the court strikes down the individual mandate but leaves the rest of the law intact.

Here is what eliminating just the mandate would actually mean for policy.

Mandate Has little Impact on What Exchange Users Would Pay for Insurance

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 12:40 pm

The individual mandate will actually have almost no impact on what a majority of people using the new exchanges would pay for health insurance. That’s because for most people using the new exchanges, their cost of insurance will be determined by the affordable tax credits. According to the CBO’s projections, roughly 60 percent of people getting insurance in the non-group market will qualify for affordability tax credits.

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