When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) killed the penalty on the ACA’s individual mandate, most employers believed Obamacare was effectively dead.
But some states didn’t think killing the mandate was such a great idea and put forward legislation to keep the mandate alive on the state level.
NJ, VT and Washington DC
Since the TCJA took effect, two states, New Jersey and Vermont, and DC passed bills to include their own individual mandate. NJ, VT and Washington, DC join Massachusetts, which had an individual mandate in place well before the ACA became law (2006). Of NJ, VT