House Republicans urge repeal of Obamacare individual mandate penalties in tax bill

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(Worthy News) - House Republicans on Monday urged congressional leaders to include the repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate penalty in the final version of the tax bill.

"Including language to repeal this harmful policy will return personal decisions about healthcare choices to patients, fulfilling a key promise we have made to the American people," nearly 70 House Republicans wrote in a letter to leading negotiators of the tax bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They called the individual mandate the "worst example of the federal government violating individual freedom and liberty."

The Senate version of the bill includes the repeal of the individual mandate penalties, which require Americans to buy insurance or pay a fine. The House did not include the repeal it its version because House leaders were concerned at the time that the Senate wouldn't be able to pass it, citing failed attempts by the upper chamber this summer. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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