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Health Reform Individual Health Insurance Mandate.

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As we approach 2014 and President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or, “Obamacare”) continues to unfold, one of the realities each and every one of us will have to face is that of the individual mandate. This is the part that essentially forces each American citizen to have some kind of credible health insurance, or else face some penalties that go up over time.

Obviously, this individual mandate has gotten a lot of press, and continues to face legal challenges. But late last year the Supreme Court of the United States upheld it.

So ultimately, as a consumer and/or business owner, you may be asking yourself: why is the government forcing me to get health insurance?


Matthew Byrne has made a career helping people
find affordable health insurance. He is the founder
of MyHealthQuoter.com, a Dublin-based brokerage
providing health insurance for individuals, families
and corporations. Mr. Byrne is a subject matter expert
speaking frequently about Health Care Reform, Defined
Contribution Programs, COBRA, and Medicare.