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Essential Facts About Health Reform Alternatives: Continuous Coverage Requirement

The AHCA includes a 30 percent premium surcharge for people who arent continuously insured

The Republican-backed American Health Care Act contains a provision requiring people to carry health insurance coverage at all times or pay a 30 percent surcharge on their premium when they do buy a plan. While similar in some respects to the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, the continuous coverage requirement differs sharply in other ways. Learn how in this new explainer. Also read our other explainers on high-risk pools, sales of insurance across state lines, and Medicaid per capita caps and block grants.

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