Massachusetts and the Mandate

Massachusetts is the only state that requires its residents to obtain health insurance, although it exempts some people who cannot afford it. Those who do not comply face a fee. * Penalties and income levels are for individuals. Penalties for married couples equal the sum of individual penalties for each spouse. **Based on an early estimate that about 1 percent of the state's population would be exempted on affordability grounds.

Massachusetts and the Mandate

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