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Repeal of Obamacare mandate to be rolled into GOP senators' tax bill

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Some are concerned the addition could complicate tax reform.
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Senate tax bill to include repeal of Obamacare individual mandate

Senate tax bill to include repeal of Obamacare individual mandate

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The congressional fight over Obamacare isn't over yet. The latest battleground will be in the Senate tax overhaul bill, where Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and GOP leaders said Thursday that they would be seeking to include a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's mandate that individuals...
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Repeal of Obamacare Mandate Will Be Added to Tax Bill, Senator Says

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The No. 2 Senate Republican says the GOP is intent on repealing the individual mandate requirement under “Obamacare” as part of the tax bill.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters on Tuesday: “We're going to repeal the tax on poor Americans.”
Targeting the mandate in the tax legislation would save an estimated $338 billion over a decade that could be used to help pay for the deep cuts in corporate tax rates and other tax benefits under the plan.
Without being forced to get coverage, fewer people would sign up for Medicaid or buy federally-subsidized private insurance.
GOP senators took...
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Senate Republicans will try to repeal a core piece of Obamacare in their massive tax bill

Senate Republicans will try to repeal a core piece of Obamacare in their massive tax bill

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Senate Republicans are set to include the repeal of a key part of Obamacare in their tax bill to raise revenue.
The idea has the support of top Republican senators and President Donald Trump.
It could prompt opposition from moderate GOP senators since it could lead to 13 million more people going without health insurance.
Even as Republicans embark on their attempt to overhaul the federal tax code, the fight over the future of the Affordable Care Act is again coming to the forefront.
Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday said the massive tax bill in the chamber would include the repeal of a...
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Senate GOP will add Obamacare mandate repeal to tax plan

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans will add a partial Obamacare repeal to their tax plan, using the revenues gained to further lower tax rates for the middle class. Republicans announced the decision Tuesday after their policy lunch, saying they had widespread support among the Senate GOP for the proposal. A revised bill, which would do away with the Affordable Care Act's mandate that all Americans carry insurance, was expected to be released later Tuesday. “We're optimistic,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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GOP to add repeal of Obamacare insurance mandate into tax bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Nov. 14, he was "optimistic" about adding the individual mandate repeal to the tax bill.
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