Obamacare Repeal Push by Republicans Bogs Down Tax Plan Hopes


Republicans won’t get another crack at repealing Obamacare until next year, but fights over tweaking the law could drag down other parts of the GOP’s agenda on Capitol Hill, including renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and throwing a curve in the GOP’s tax overhaul.

President Trump seemed to back those efforts last week when he said Congress would have a lot more room to cut taxes if it would repeal the Obamacare individual mandate, which would leave people free from the requirement to buy insurance — and save billions for taxpayers who wouldn’t have to subsidize their coverage.

House Republicans balked, but …

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