Analysis Confirms Ending Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Would Reduce Both Taxes and Spending

A new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation finds that repealing the individual mandate – the Obamacare regulation that requires Americans to purchase health insurance or a pay a tax penalty – would decrease spending by $311 billion over ten years and reduce the federal deficit by $305 billion over the same window. Repealing the individual mandate would result in an estimated $110 billion less spent on exchange subsidies and $200 billion less spent on Medicaid and other entitlement programs. The estimate assumes the individual mandate is repealed tow

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