National Individual Mandate Expires in 2019, DC Retains Individual Mandate

Beginning 2014, the ACA (Affordable Care Act) required all Americans to join a health insurance plan or pay a tax penalty. The penalty for not carrying health insurance in 2018 is $695 per person or 2.5% of total household income, whichever is greater.   Part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 eliminates the... Read More

Unhealthy America

The Urban Institute released a healthcare proposal on May 14th, to expand upon the Medicare Program and ACA Marketplaces.  The Healthy America program “combine improved financial assistance, an improved public program with a broad provider network, provider payment rate caps to boost insurer participation and counteract the monopoly power of health systems in some areas, autoenrollment for very low-income... Read More