Senate GOP to add repeal of Obamacare insurance mandate into tax bill

Senate GOP to add repeal of Obamacare insurance mandate into tax bill


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Senate GOP to add repeal of Obamacare insurance mandate into tax bill
Washington Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Mike DeBonis and Damian Paletta

Posted on 11/14/2017 1:47:00 PM PST by Innovative

Senate Republican leaders are adding a provision to their tax bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a major change as they now try to accomplish two of their top domestic priorities in a single piece of legislation. “We’re optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful” to the tax effort, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday after meeting with party members during a closed-door lunch.

President Trump and many GOP lawmakers have supported using the tax bill to repeal the mandate, a part of the health care law that creates penalties for some Americans who don’t buy health insurance. But up until Tuesday Republicans had resisted making the change, worried that injecting health care politics would imperil the tax bill.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: budget; obamacare; obamacarerepeal; senate; taxbill


Excellent.

It’s about time for Republicans to get their act together.

Now all they have to do is pass it.

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