November 17, 2017

Southern California public radio station KPCC spoke to Department of Health Services Administration Associate Professor Dylan Roby about the Senate Republicans' move to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as part of their tax bill.

"The hope is that the subsidies themselves make sure that healthy people continue to sign up," Dr. Roby said. "Right now, people perceive the individual mandate as a significant penalty and that draws them into Covered California, and if they heard that it went away completely then they would just sit it out and wouldn’t even bother shopping for insurance."

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