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To Buy or Not to Buy: Uninsured Young Adults and the Perverse Economic Incentives of the ACA
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Jan. 23, 2014
"[A]fter accounting for subsidies and cost-sharing, 6 out of 7 uninsured, young adult households will find it financially advantageous to forego health coverage, and instead pay the mandate penalty and cover their own health care costs. As the penalty increases, that number will drop from 86 percent in 2014 to 71 percent in 2015 and 62 percent in 2016, before ticking back up to 66 percent in 2019."

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