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Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate
The Hill (DC), by Peter Sullivan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/2/2017 10:14:16 AM

Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step toward ending an unpopular part of the health-care law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them — not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment. “I believe if people don’t want to buy the ObamaCare insurance, they shouldn’t have to pay a tax penalty to the IRS.” The Senate tax bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate’s repeal. But

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/2/2017 10:52:39 AM     (No. 11468545)

Take THAT, John Roberts!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/2/2017 11:12:02 AM     (No. 11468581)

If they could not bring themselves to repeal Obamacare, they have now, not just driven in another nail to the coffin of it, they have driven a stake through the heart of the corpse within it and stuck it permanently to the floor of its grave!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hadjipoo, 12/2/2017 11:39:45 AM     (No. 11468608)

When all is said and done - remove the “small business” exemption Congress uses to exempt themselves from this disaster!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redbone, 12/2/2017 12:19:19 PM     (No. 11468657)

Over $20k a year now for the wife and I. My dentist is at $30K, two years older. I´m voting with my pocket book, went with a medical health share plan from Liberty.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/2/2017 1:18:10 PM     (No. 11468701)

Good riddance. Interesting there was little or no talk about it in advance.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lucky5, 12/2/2017 2:00:41 PM     (No. 11468737)

Has this actually happened? Every time I think something is going to happen, some dingleberry on our said derails it.
Getting rid of the mandate is huge.
John Roberts was a dope with what he did and I will never respect him again.
Honestly I think getting rid of the mandate,that we will now see insurance companies start to offer consumers some decent insurance plans again. Thank heavens for that./

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tisHimself, 12/2/2017 2:39:23 PM     (No. 11468772)

Roberts was correct. It isn´t the job of SCOTUS, in fact it isn´t the job of SCOTUS to invalidate bad legisilation based upon the result. He pointed out that this is a tax, the legislature controls it, and the fact that the GOP took this long to wiggle out of it is hardly a tribute to the Senate GOP, the republican house or bad presidential candidates.

Does anyone believe JEB! would have forced the issue?

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