Republicans Double Down On IRS Role In Carrying Out Health Law
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is weighing in. Meanwhile, witnesses at an IRS hearing Wednesday questioned how the health law's individual mandate will be enforced.
The Hill: Rubio To Refocus On ObamaCare Repeal In Wake of IRS Scandal
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he will increase his focus this summer on the need to repeal ObamaCare, after the IRS targeting scandal has shown that U.S. tax collectors are not fit to implement the law. … He said repealing the 2010 healthcare law is needed because either the IRS will enforce it, or a new agency will be needed to enforce it (Kasperowicz, 5/29).
CQ HealthBeat: Tricky Questions Surface At IRS Health Care Law Penalty Hearing
The first witness to appear before the Internal Revenue Service at a hearing Wednesday on the health care overhaul’s mandate penalty was a Dallas divorcee who flew up to ask a personal question: Will she face a fine if her ex-husband, who under the terms of their divorce is supposed to buy coverage for their son, doesn’t do it? ... The hearing was the only public forum scheduled on the proposed IRS rule outlining the consequences for failing to buy health insurance under the 2010 health care law (Adams, 5/29).