Over­haul tar­gets Oba­maCare, too

New York Post - - NEWS - Marisa Schultz

Repub­li­can sen­a­tors are mod­i­fy­ing their tax plan to in­clude a re­peal of Oba­maCare’s in­di­vid­ual man­date.

End­ing the man­date would mean more funds for tax cuts since fewer peo­ple would ap­ply for sub­si­dized health plans.

But killing the in­di­vid­ual man­date — as pro­posed by Repub­li­cans on the Se­nate Fi­nance Com­mit­tee — would also deal a death­blow to Oba­maCare and send pre­mi­ums sky­rock­et­ing with­out the built-in com­pe­ti­tion.

Bud­get Di­rec­tor Mick Mul­vaney said the Oba­maCare re­peal is “ab­so­lutely not” nec­es­sary to earn the pres­i­dent’s sig­na­ture.

“We want the very best tax bill that can pass,” Mul­vaney said.

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