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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Rasmussen Minute: Obamacare Mandate on Life Support?

Just before 2:00 AM last Saturday, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a sweeping tax overhaul worth roughly $1.4 trillion, putting President Trump one step closer to the first major legislative victory of his presidency.

The bill, which passed along party lines 51-49 (with only Republican Senator Bob Corker crossing the aisle to vote with Democrats), also eliminates Obamacare's individual mandate, which was infamously and ultimately deemed a tax--even though President Obama argued the opposite--in a controversial 2012 Supreme Court ruling.

After failing to deliver on a seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, could Republicans actually be on the road to passing historic tax cuts and dismantling Obamacare all in one fell swoop? Join us as we take a closer look at the Obamacare individual mandate in this week's Rasmussen Minute.