Blog: Learning About Health Management and Policy in Israel
Blog: The New District of Columbia Policy to Protect Insurance Coverage
The District of Columbia recently took an important step to protect health insurance coverage by creating a District-specific health insurance requirement. This is in response to the unexpected termination of the federal health insurance requirement, which Congress narrowly passed last December. The Affordable Care Act had required that federal taxpayers, except some with low incomes, to have health insurance or pay a federal income tax penalty. The underlying logic was that this would incentivize more people to get coverage and prevent insurance premiums from rising for the great majori
Blog: Public Health Scholars Respond to a New Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Last December’s tax law eliminated the tax penalty associated with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual shared responsibility penalty (or individual mandate). Although the mandate still exists in the ACA, the financial penalty associated with not purchasing affordable insurance has been eliminated.