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Report shows 25% premium hike with no individual mandate

Published
  • January 17 2012, 12:03pm EST

If the health care law is implemented without the individual mandate insurance premiums would rise by as much as 25%, according to a new report by the Urban Institute Health Policy.

Without the individual mandate — the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance or face a penalty — the analysis reveals costs would rise and fewer individuals would be uninsured.

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