Research conducted by:
RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy;
Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace
2014 will be an important year for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Health insurance exchanges will offer people new ways to buy insurance. Medicaid will expand in many states. And people without “minimum essential coverage” may have to pay a fee.
If the individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance were eliminated, it would sharply reduce the number of people gaining coverage and slightly increase the cost for those who do buy policies through the new insurance exchanges.