What a Supreme Court Decision to Eliminate the Individual Mandate Could Mean for Coverage and Costs

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What a Supreme Court Decision to Eliminate the Individual Mandate Could Mean for Coverage and Costs

June 22, 2012

Abstract

Could the ACA function successfully without the mandate? This brief summarizes the effects on costs and coverage if the Supreme Court rules to eliminate the individual mandate. Findings indicate ACA could function, but increases in coverage will be lower and private insurance premiums would be higher.

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