House Republicans will vote yet again next week to delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for a year, the Washington Examiner reported.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) has introduced a bill that would effectively delay the mandate by eliminating the penalty for not having insurance in 2014 — formally, it would be $0 — and pushing the law’s penalty of $95 or 1 percent of one’s income to 2015.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office confirmed to the Examiner that the House would vote on the bill next week. A one-year delay of the mandate was one of the numerous Obamacare-related gambits that House Republicans made during last fall’s government shutdown.
As TPM reported Friday, it remains unclear if the House GOP will end up voting on an Obamacare replacement by the end of the legislative session.