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Debate Over Delaying Individual Mandate Grows Louder
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Insurers and actuaries are warning that extending the enrollment period and delaying the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act will create “potentially adverse consequences” for the law. A letter to Congress from the American Academy of Actuaries’ Health Practice Council noted that the individual mandate and limited open enrollment period were included in the law to bring in a broad cross-section of risks—the young and the old, the healthy and the sick—to ensure the markets are viable and premiums are stable.