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By Phil Galewitz December 9, 2015
Originally Published by Kaiser Health News
The penalty for failing to have health insurance is going up, perhaps even higher than you expected.
Among uninsured individuals who are not exempt from the Affordable Care Act penalty, the average household fine for not having insurance in 2015 will be $661, rising to $969 per household in 2016, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Individuals will pay the penalty when they complete their federal taxes the following spring. (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Foundation.)