Document date: July 02, 2012
Released online: July 02, 2012
On June 28, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's requirement that individuals either have health insurance coverage or pay a fine. Health Policy Center researchers, using their Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model, estimate that 3 percent of the population under age 65 (7.3 million people) -- all of whom are currently uninsured -- will be required to purchase coverage on their own or pay a fine.
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Note: Figures do not add to 100 percent because of rounding.
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