The shifting understanding of the requirement to buy health insurance elevates form above substance.
Plus: Kavanaugh confirmation is official and child care tax credits backfire.
CBO to Estimate That Repealing Obamacare's Individual Mandate Will Have a Smaller Effect on Health Insurance Coverage
New report suggests the Republican tax bill will have a smaller coverage effect, but cause an even bigger increase in the deficit.
The bill advances lowers corporate and individual tax rates while setting the stage for large increases in the deficit.
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss what's wrong with the GOP tax bill, Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Aquaman.
The process of passing tax reform will only become more difficult from here.
But a future version might.
Major Blow to Obamacare Mandate: IRS Won't Reject Tax Returns That Don't Answer Health Insurance Question
The tax agency has stopped requiring individual filers to indicate whether they maintained health coverage or paid the mandate penalty as required under the law
Will not have to pay penalty/tax