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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...
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Repealing the individual mandate in tax reform would be an admission Republicans are giving up on healthcare

Repealing the individual mandate in tax reform would be an admission Republicans are giving up on healthcare

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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Senate Republicans are set to include a provision to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate in their legislation to overhaul the federal tax code.
The money saved from the move was supposed to go toward other healthcare-focused priorities.
At the urging of President Donald Trump and Sen. Rand Paul, Senate Republicans are now set to include a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate as part of their tax cut package.
Counterintuitively, repealing the tax penalty that gets imposed on the uninsured would substantially reduce the budget deficit. This is...
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