individual mandate

(noun) “[A] government rule that requires everyone to have insurance coverage or pay a penalty” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: individual mandates

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Comparative Health and Medicine. Connexions, July 16, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42932/1.3/).