Government mandating healthcare
The penalty is assessed on tax returns, and increases every year a person remains uninsured. She said she wouldn’t have used the word "forced" because the mandate only strongly encourages having health care coverage, and it doesn’t have to be government coverage if your employer offers private insurance.
The American Health Care Act would not require individuals to purchase health insurance.
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The individual mandate Beruff’s spokesperson cited the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which requires most individuals to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty, called the individual shared responsibility payment.
That mandate, which took effect in 2014, is due every month an individual doesn’t have health insurance that meets the minimum essential coverage.