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Obama Administration Releases Final Rules For Individual Mandate

The rules codify the penalties under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, as well as who will be exempt from them.

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Administration Releases New Rules On Individual Mandate
As congressional Republicans push for a delay in the 2010 health law's individual mandate, the Obama administration Tuesday announced final regulations implementing the requirement that most Americans have health insurance coverage by Jan. 1 or pay a fine. The document from the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service is in addition to regulations the Department of Health and Human Services published in late June (Carey, 8/27).

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire: Final Rules Released On Obamacare's Individual Mandate
The Obama administration released final rules Tuesday involving the controversial so-called individual mandate that requires most individuals to carry health insurance starting in 2014 or pay fines. The rules from the Treasury Department codify the amount of penalties called for under the 2010 Affordable Care Act as well who might be exempt from the penalties (Dooren, 8/27).

CNN: IRS Finalizes Penalties For Obama Care "Individual Mandate"
The Internal Revenue Service has issued finalized rules for the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s healthcare plan. The individual mandate penalty has long been one of the contentious components of health care reform, with lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of the law reaching the Supreme Court (Bentz, 8/28).

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