Did the Tax Bill Really Repeal ObamaCare?

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“President Trump claims it did, and its opponents say it has destroyed the “centerpiece”—the individual mandate. In 2019, the IRS can no longer penalize people for not having an ObamaCare-compliant health plan.

Repealing this provision is estimated to “give” Republicans $338 billion over a decade to “fund tax cuts,” according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). It is also supposed to make passage of a future bill easier by disposing of a major reason that CBO projected that fewer people would be covered than under ObamaCare.”


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