Republicans Use Spending Bill To Target Individual Mandate
The House Committee on Appropriations, in a separate effort from the repeal-and-replace proposal, drafts a provision to stop the IRS from enforcing the mandate.
The New York Times:
Congress Moves To Stop I.R.S. From Enforcing Health Law Mandate
Congress is moving to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing one of the more unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The plan is separate from Republican efforts to repeal the health care law, and appears more likely to be adopted because it would be written into the annual spending bill for the Treasury and the I.R.S. (Pear, 7/3)