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If all states imposed an individual insurance mandate, the number of uninsured is estimated to decrease by 3.9 million in 2019 and 7.5 million in 2022. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In response to the Republican efforts in Washington D.C. to undermine the Affordable Care Act, Democratic-run state governments are considering measures to protect the gains that their states have experienced as a result of the landmark health law.

Notably, lawmakers in Hawaii, Maryland, Connecticut and Washington state are considering putting in place individual insurance mandates to replace the federal mandate that was eliminated in tax legislation that President Trump signed in December.

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