How Obamacare's Individual Mandate Works (Video) Ernie Harris April 02, 2019 16:54 Updated Follow Vox explains how does the individual mandate works and why the Obama administration is so confident in it. Related articles I can’t afford a stand-alone dental plan in addition to buying major medical health insurance. Will I be penalized for not having Minimum Essential Coverage if I don’t buy a separate dental plan? What is CHIP? A 2 Minute Guide To Better Sleep (Video) Why You Should Get A Flu Shot Every Year (Video) Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.