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Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedJanuary 13th, 2017
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People should be exempt from the individual mandate if they have only one (or in some cases zero) health plans to choose from on the exchange or faced premium hikes for the cheapest available plan. The federal government shouldn’t compel people to buy a product like health insurance under threat of a tax penalty.
There shouldn’t be any exemptions to the individual mandate or its tax penalty. If an individual faces premium hikes for the cheapest available plan or there’s no competition on their state’s exchange that’s unfortunate, but they have to buy a plan or face the penalty to ensure the sick can afford their coverage.