About 2 million people fewer than previously projected will pay Obamcare’s penalty for not having insurance in 2016, according to a revised estimate from federal budget scorekeepers.

About 4 million people in 2016 are expected to pay the penalty for skipping health insurance, the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation say in a new report. That’s down from 6 million in their September 2012 projection, mostly because of an increase in those who qualify for an exemption from the individual mandate.



Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and BlackPressUSA.com. 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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