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Californians could be required to have health insurance starting in 2020
The Desert Sun

Identical bills have been introduced in the California Senate and Assembly that would reinstate the individual mandate, requiring all Californians to have health insurance starting in 2020 or pay a tax penalty.

The bills, introduced in late January and mid-February by the two chambers, are an attempt to reverse the revocation by Congress of the federal mandate that was part of the Affordable Care Act.

Opponents of the mandate, including President Donald Trump, argued it was not fair to penalize someone for not having insurance. Supporters of the California bills say the insurance market will fall apart without the mandate.