House Republicans say they will force a vote to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate, which will subject nearly all Americans to fines and/or imprisonment if they do not purchase a government-designed health insurance plan. They are soliciting public feedback on their America Speaking Out website, which explains:
We need to repeal and replace the health care law with common sense reforms that will actually lower health care costs and let Americans keep the plan they have and like. That’s why Republicans are offering a proposal to repeal the requirement forcing Americans to buy government-approved health insurance. Twenty states and the nation’s leading small business organization agree that this law is unconstitutional and that’s why they are suing to overturn it. The federal government shouldn’t be in the business of forcing you to buy health insurance and taxing you if you don’t.
I’d rather see the entire law repealed – including the price controls on health insurance, the trillions of dollars in health insurance subsidies, the CLASS Act, etc.. Why not do it all at once, just so you don’t miss anything important?
But this vote is unlikely to succeed, so I suppose there will be time for votes repealing the whole thing.