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Health Insurers Willing to Give Up a Key Obamacare Provision

  • Lobby group is open to repeal of individual insurance mandate
  • AHIP wants incentives to buy insurance, continued payments
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Trump's Health-Care Vision: The Winners and the Losers

U.S. health insurers signaled Tuesday that they’re willing to give up a cornerstone provision of Obamacare that requires all Americans to have insurance, replacing it with a different set of incentives less loathed by Republicans who have promised to repeal the law.

Known as the “individual mandate,” the rule was a major priority for the insurance industry when the Affordable Care Act was legislated, and also became a focal point of opposition for Republicans. In a position paper released Tuesday -- the first since President-elect Donald Trump’s victory -- health insurers laid out changes they’d be willing to accept.