SEVERE WX: Air Quality Alert - Red Flag Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Obama Health Mandate Now Target of GOP in Big Tax Bill

The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers. They are looking to end the individual mandate to help pay for deep tax cuts.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017 7:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers. They are looking to end the individual mandate to help pay for deep tax cuts.

Scroll for more content...

Senate Republicans showed Tuesday they're intent on scrapping the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate, and the idea was endorsed by scores of GOP lawmakers in the House.

The surprise renewal of the failed effort to eliminate the law's mandate came a day after President Donald Trump renewed pressure on Republican lawmakers to include the repeal in their sweeping legislation to revamp the tax system.

Related Content

Article Comments

Medford
Scattered Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 71°
Brookings
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 76°
Crater Lake
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 76°
Grants Pass
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 72°
Klamath Falls
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 76°
Air Quality Continues to Diminish
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events