Nonpartisan CRS Report: Obamacare Would Continue Even If Government Shuts Down

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A Monday report conducted by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service states that the implementation of Obamacare would continue even if Republicans forced a government shutdown by demanding to withhold the law’s funding.

“It appears that substantial [Affordable Care Act] implementation might continue during a lapse in annual appropriations that resulted in a temporary government shutdown,” the report said.

Moreover, a government shutdown would not suspend the individual mandate requirement, according to the CRS.

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