Tag Archives: Individual Mandate

Individuals face two penalties in Massachusetts

In 2006, Massachusetts passed Healthcare Reform that is sometimes called RomneyCare. This law levied penalties on individuals and employers, with 10 or more employees, if certain standards were not met regarding their health insurance. Earlier this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts repealed their Employer Fair Share penalty effective January 1st, 2014. Ironically the Federal penalty, passed through the Affordable Care…

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Federalist Society: Individual Health Care Insurance Mandate Debate

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The Federalist Society is having an online debate concerning the following question:  “Would a federally-imposed individual mandate to require health insurance be constitutional?” Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky is a Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke University School of Law is arguing that it is constitutional.  David B. Rivkin, Jr. is a Partner at Baker & Hostetler…

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