Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R., Ala.) wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday that she supports Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate.
A liberal coalition that supports Obamacare is targeting three Republican senators on the airwaves, urging them to vote against the GOP tax bill after they bucked their party’s Senate vote to repeal Obamacare over the summer.
Senate Republicans are considering repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, which requires that Americans have health care coverage or pay a fine to the IRS, in their tax reform legislation, CNBC reported.
There are 5.8 million uninsured individuals who could purchase an Obamacare plan for less than the cost of the penalty for not having health insurance, according to a report from Kaiser Family Foundation.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate would reduce the federal deficit by $338 billion in the next decade, according to a projection from the Congressional Budget Office.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released draft guidance to help chain restaurants and groceries comply with an Obamacare regulation that requires calorie labeling on menus.
Obamacare health insurance premiums in some states are expected to rise by double digits next year, according to data from the group Freedom Partners.