Rep. Sampson Opposes Individual Health Insurance Mandate in Connecticut

Posted on March 8, 2018 by admin


Rep. Rob Sampson, Ranking Republican Member of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and Chairman of the General Assembly’s Conservative Caucus, questions Access Health CT CEO James Wadleigh Jr. and Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade about the implications of imposing a fine on individuals who choose not to purchase health insurance. In response to the GOP tax plan, which eliminate the individual health insurance mandate beginning in 2019, motions have been made in Connecticut to reinstate it at the state level. Rep. Sampson believes this is simply a tax on low-income citizens and individuals who are making a personal decision not to purchase a product.