Due to President Trump’s executive order the IRS has made disclosing insurance status optional this year. This will effectively end the enforcement of the individual mandate despite the lack of an act of congress. With the dysfunction of congress since the inauguration no one should expect action on this issue anytime soon. Thus the people will continue to suffer from out of control prices and ridiculous taxes.
Removing the stranglehold of taxes and regulations would greatly improve the competitiveness of the United States. Voluntary mutual aid provides more assistance with less restriction of freedom for the people than the government. Of course when the government continues to try and enforce overbearing laws it only promotes the profitability of black markets.