GOP: Stop Health Care Law, Stop Tax

    House Ways and Means Committees Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., leads a hearing on the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling that the individual mandate in the "Affordable Care Act" is constitutional, particularly as it relates to Congress' authority to lay and collect new taxes, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2012. at right is the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    House Republicans are on a mission to repeal President Obama’s health-care overhaul, and they’re latching onto the wording of the Supreme Court’s recent decision two weeks ago. Though the conservative-led high court called the law constitutional, it also called the penalty it would allow the government to impose on people for not purchasing insurance a tax. The House of Representatives has voted at least 30 times to get rid of Obamacare in some way and will do so yet again on Wednesday, this time making the argument that by doing so, they’d be saving about 20 million Americans from paying an unnecessary tax. “This is a major tax with major implications. Democrats have argued that the individual mandate was necessary to improve the nation’s health,” said House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp during Tuesday’s debate. “So what’s next? Will they require you to purchase low-fat or low-salt foods or pay a tax because they think it’s good for you?”

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