'The First Crack in the Individual Mandate'
7:27 AM, Dec 20, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Blogger Ezra Klein calls the sudden Obamacare rule change "the first crack in the individual mandate."
"This puts the first crack in the individual mandate. The question is whether it's the last. If Democratic members of Congress see this as solving their political problem with people whose plans have been canceled, it could help them stand against Republican efforts to delay the individual mandate. But if congressional Democrats use this ruling as an excuse to delay or otherwise de-fang the individual mandate for anyone who doesn't want to pay for insurance under Obamacare, then it'll be a very big problem for the law," writes Klein.
And here's how Klein explains the basic rule change:
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