The Death of Employer-Based Benefits Is Nigher Than I Thought

$1,900 came from the September 28 Wall Street Journal. However, the version of the Chairman’s mark dated September 22 (but posted on October 2) at the Senate Finance Committee’s website, reports a fine of $750 per adult as of 2017 (p. 35) – and confirms no jail-time for non-compliance with the mandate.

Obviously, this would accelerate the death spiral that I described previously, if the legislation substitutes this ineffective mandate for the current law’s requirement that an individual maintain continuous, creditable coverage.

John R. Graham is director of Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute.

This blog post originally appeared on National Review’s Critical Condition.

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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