It appears virtually certain that repeal of the law’s individual mandate to buy coverage will be included in a final tax bill. The Senate bill passed last week with 51 votes, and Republicans need just 50 votes with tiebreaking help from Vice President Pence. “I think the president is understanding that choice and competition works everywhere in health care, especially in Medicare,” Ryan said. Coming UpThe Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on prescription drug costs on Dec. 12. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on “Implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act: Responding to Mental Health Needs” on Dec. 13.
Source: Washington Post December 07, 2017 14:15 UTC