Fact-Checking Dems' Claims About the Individual Mandate

Fact-Checking Dems' Claims About the Individual Mandate
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Senate Republicans have included a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate in the latest version of their tax reform bill. Some Democrats have reacted by claiming that the repeal of the mandate is actually a tax increase, and that mandate repeal “kicks” people off coverage they didn't want to buy. Welcome to 2017.

Repealing the mandate is a tax cut for lower-income Americans

The “mandate repeal is a tax hike” argument seems ludicrous on its face. Why would repealing a tax—the fine that you pay if you find Obamacare's coverage unaffordable—represent a tax increase?

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