“Buried within the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the “individual mandate” commanded Americans to buy these policies or face hundreds of dollars in fines. (The U.S. Supreme Court later defined these “fines” as “taxes” in an attempt to make them constitutional.)
The ACA’s intent to ensure healthcare coverage for all Americans was noble. The reality, however, was disastrous. The ACA’s other mandates, such as risk pools and minimum coverage requirements, made compliance too expensive for many smaller insurance companies, squeezing them out of the health insurance market altogether.”
Read the full op-ed on The Tennessee Star by Dr. Chad Savage, founder of YourChoice Direct Care in Michigan and partner of JCN Foundation.