House Plan To Repeal Obamacare Tax Faces Senate Opposition

Don't hold your breath


MADISON – House proponents of a bill that would repeal Obamacare's health insurance tax have the numbers. But will it matter – again – in the end, with a Senate stifling any attempt to kill a tax one analysis predicts will add thousands of dollars in individual premiums over the next decade?

As of Monday afternoon, H.R. 763 had reached 221 co-sponsors – the vast majority of whom are Republicans.  The bill now appears to have the support of a majority of members, on its way to easy passage.

But the Senate, controlled by Democrats, has balked at nearly every attempt by the Republican-controlled House to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act.