The Future of the Individual Mandate

The individual mandate is an integral but controversial part of the Affordable Care Act. A variety of reports examine the mandate and the role its future could play on health insurance coverage and health care costs.
  • A new report from the Urban Institute examines the effect that eliminating the individual mandate would have on health insurance coverage, spending, premiums and uncompensated care.
  • An RWJF two-page brief provides an overview of the individual mandate and explores its effects.
  • A Health Affairs brief explores the past, present, and future of the individual mandate.