Eliminate Individual Insurance Mandate

Current Status: In Progress

As of

"Our elected representatives must eliminate the individual mandate. No person should be required to buy insurance unless he or she wants to."

- Policy Position

An executive order issued in January 2017 could be construed to apply to the individual mandate and other individual costs associated with health care law, though the order itself is not sufficient to eliminate the mandate.

Although not part of any legislation proposed by Trump himself, the health care plan introduced in the House in March 2017, which Trump supported, would have removed the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act. The act was pulled in Congress on March 24th 2017 during a contentious week of negotiations that failed to gain enough support to pass.

A modified version of the AHCA was passed by the House in May 2017. Trump expressed his support for the bill which would eliminate the ACAs individual mandate.