Experts: Individual Mandate Repeal Would Hike Red-State Premiums

December 05, 2017
The individual mandate repeal tucked into the Senate GOP's tax bill would result in higher premiums and increase the likelihood of bare counties, especially in rural Republican areas, health care experts say. Experts also warn that increased premiums and weakened coverage due to a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's mandate that individuals buy insurance could spur further action to dismantle the health law. The Senate passed its tax reform bill early Saturday morning (Dec. 2) and now heads to...

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