Individual Mandate

The ACA requires US citizens and legal residents to obtain qualifying health coverage. This week, you will explore the Individual Mandate section of the new health reform law.

Tasks:

  • Explain the Individual Mandate included in the Patient Protection and ACA and include the tax penalties that will be imposed if a person or a family does not obtain qualifying health coverage.
  • Determine who will qualify and what premium and cost-sharing subsidies will be available to individuals.
  • Research the income levels of individuals in your state by reviewing information available on the website www.census.gov. How do you think the Individual Mandate will affect the citizens and legal residents in your state?
  • If you were required to make one policy change or enhancement to ensure success of the Individual Mandate included in the Patient Protection and ACA, what would you recommend?

Submit your answers in a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document. Support your answers with appropriate examples and research.

Submission Details:

  • Cite all references in APA format.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Explained the individual mandate included in the Patient Protection and ACA and the tax penalties that will be imposed if a person or a family does not obtain qualifying health coverage.

40

Determined who will qualify and what premium and cost-sharing subsidies will be available to them.

40

Supported by census research, expressed how you think the individual mandate will affect the citizens and legal residents in your state.

40

Recommended one policy change or enhancement to ensure success of the individual mandate included in the Patient Protection and ACA and supported your decision.

40

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Utilized appropriate type and number of scholarly sources for graduate-level work. Demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources. Displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

40

Total:

200

 
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