Repeal of individual mandate would increase uninsured, premiums: CBO

Repeal of individual mandate would increase uninsured, premiums: CBO
November 8, 2017
Reuters

SUMMARY: The Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan agency in charge of estimating the budget impacts of new legislation. It released analysis that a Republican plan to eliminate certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act would have far reaching implications for health care in America. 

The so-called “individual mandate” was designed to encourage young and healthy people to purchase health care insurance and repealing just this provision of the health care law would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 13 million over the next decade. By discouraging these relatively healthy Americans from participating in the health care exchange marketplace, the CBO also projected increased premiums across the board.