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Individual Mandate Eliminated?

Individual Mandate Eliminated?
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Lawmakers may still have a go at changing healthcare—through their tax plan.

From The New York Times:

Senate Republicans have decided to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most people have health insurance into the sprawling tax rewrite….
They also… revealed late Tuesday they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, to comply with a procedural requirement. Their deep cut in the corporate tax rate would remain permanent….

Repealing the mandate, a longstanding Republican goal, would save hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade….

Comment: The change would save money because although there would be less tax revenue there would also be less subsidy paid.  From the beginning, ANH-USA has criticized the Obamacare mandate, since it essentially forces patients interested in natural health to pay twice: once for government insurance that covers a wide array of services they will likely never use, and once out-of-pocket for the integrative health services they desire.

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