Congress repeals ObamaCare mandate, fulfilling longtime GOP goal

Source: The Hill | December 20, 2017 | Rachel Roubein

The House followed the Senate on Wednesday in voting to repeal ObamaCare’s individual insurance mandate, fulfilling a longtime GOP goal targeting the health-care law.

The repeal, which now heads to President Trump’s desk, is the first major legislative victory for Republicans to strike down a provision of the law.

Gutting the mandate that Americans buy insurance or pay a tax penalty has been a target of Republicans in every iteration of their ObamaCare repeal bill this year.

The measure was ultimately included in the GOP’s tax overhaul, which passed along party lines this week in the Republican-led House and Senate.

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  •  EVERYDAY #20514

    Very good. Government should not be forcing people to buy a product they don’t want or need — and a lousy product at that.

    But…there is still much to do to rid us of Obamacare completely and I hope the Repubs don’t claim they kept their promise and forget about Obamacare.

     ConservativeGranny #20515

    Oh but they will:(

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