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GOP Senators Introduce Bill To Repeal Obamacare Mandate


The re-introduction of the American Liberty Restoration Act is a sign that the conservative base remains fiercely opposed to the requirement that Americans purchase insurance or pay higher taxes, which takes effect in 2014. The market-based reform idea originated in conservative policy circles and was first enacted by then-Gov. Mitt Romney in Massachusetts in 2006.

On Jan. 5, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) introduced a bill in the House to fully repeal the ACA. Over the last two years the Republican-led House has held more than 30 votes to repeal or weaken the health care reform law.

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