Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax bill scraps the so-called individual mandate in Obamacare that requires most Americans to have insurance or pay a tax penalty. Nearly 778,000 Californian tax filers paid the fine in 2015 – year two of the Affordable Care Act – and paid $377 million in fines, according to IRS data from the latest year available.
I think there will be Californians who will choose to be uninsured again, and take their chance,” Kominski said. “It’s likely to be younger, healthier people than older, sicker people.
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