As the Biden administration scrambles to find ways to get people vaccinated, including urging employers to demand it, some people believe the increase in insurance premiums for the unvaccinated should happen.

A New York Times editorial suggested that the Affordable Care Act be amended because it allows companies to charge smokers up to 50% more than non-smokers.

Currently, 83% of new Delta variant cases are unvaccinated people and 97% of people hospitalized are not.

Experts say it would be difficult to target unvaccinated people with higher insurance premiums because of the legality of it all.

The ACA prohibits adjusting costs to individuals for things that are not age, geography, tobacco use, or family size.

The law would need to be changed, which would be highly unlikely in the current climate.

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