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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Is There a Better Alternative than the Individual Mandate?
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Is There a Better Alternative than the Individual Mandate?

Washington, D.C. – As the Affordable Care Act makes its way through the courts on challenges to a key component of the law—requiring everyone have responsibility and purchase their own coverage—some members of Congress are suggesting alternatives to the minimum coverage provision, or individual mandate. A new report by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber shows that these alternatives will not cover as many or save as much money as the Affordable Care Act.

Please join Neera Tanden and Jonathan Gruber to discuss Mr. Gruber’s latest paper: “Health Care Reform without the Individual Mandate.”

What: Press call to discuss the release of Jonathan Gruber’s latest paper examining alternatives to the individual mandate and why it remains the only effective option.

Who:

Neera Tanden, CAP Chief Operating Officer and former senior advisor for health reform at Health and Human Services

Jonathan Gruber, Professor of health economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

When: Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00am EST

Call Info: 877.210.8943

Conference ID: 43589955

Please contact Megan Smith at 202.741.6346 or msmith@americanprogress.org for additional information.

**Please note, this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded.**

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