Tax Reform To Repeal The Individual Mandate Tax

Individual Mandate Repeal ‘A Tax Cut For Low-Income Americans’

“The tax bill would repeal ObamaCare's individual mandate, a major accomplishment for Republicans in chipping away at the health-care law.” (“Week Ahead: GOP Poised To Repeal Obamacare Mandate,” The Hill, 12/18/2017)

“The tax bill that looks like it's about to become law would strike a blow to a fundamental part of Obamacare. … The bill would repeal the individual mandate, the provision in the ACA that requires individuals to have health insurance or face a penalty fee.” (Business Insider, 12/20/2017)

  • “…Republicans not only overhauled the tax code… they also repealed a core piece of the Affordable Care Act.” (CNN, 12/20/2017)
  • “Cutting taxes and gutting Obamacare is a major step for Republicans…” (CNN, 12/20/2017)

Knocking Over The ‘Central Pillar’ Of Obamacare

SEN. RON WYDEN (D-OR): “This is not just another garden variety attack on the Affordable Care Act; this is repeal of that law.” (“Tax Bill Thrown Into Uncertainty As First G.O.P. Senator Comes Out Against It,” The New York Times, 11/15/2017)

  • SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-OH): “U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is fighting against efforts … repealing a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act, known as the ‘individual mandate.’” (Sen. Brown, Press Release, 11/14/2017)

JAMES CAPRETTA, AEI: “…the individual mandate is the most important and also among the least popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Repealing it would be a major blow to the law and would represent a step toward fulfilling the GOP promise to repeal and replace the entirety of Obamacare.” (“Republicans Are Wrong About The Individual Mandate,” RealClearPolicy, 11/6/2017)

  • BRAD WOODHOUSE, Former DNC Spokesman: “Make no mistake, repealing the individual mandate is tantamount to repealing the Affordable Care Act” (CNBC, 11/14/2017)

Repealing The Individual Mandate Tax: ‘A Tax Cut For Low-Income Americans’

SEN. McCONNELL: “[T]he Senate also voted to deliver relief to low- and middle-income Americans by repealing ObamaCare’s individual mandate tax. For too long, families have suffered under this unpopular and unfair tax imposed under an unworkable law.” (Sen. McConnell, Op-Ed, “Tax Reform: What’s in It for You,” The Wall Street Journal, 12/03/2017)

THE WASHINGTON POST: “Republicans are right: Slashing Obamacare’s requirement to buy health insurance amounts to a tax cut for low-income Americans….” (“The Health 202: Republicans Are Right. The Individual Mandate Is A Tax On The Poor.,” The Washington Post, 11/20/2017)


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