Obamacare clone? GOP adds penalty for uninsured to new healthcare bill

The latest evidence that the GOP-controlled Congress has no intention of repealing Obamacare comes from the Senate, where Republicans have added to their “new” legislation a penalty for not having health insurance.Rather than a monetary penalty, the GOP’s plan would disallow someone from purchasing health insurance for six months if they’ve gone without insurance for 63 days. Why? No one quite knows for sure. It could be aimed at propping up failing insurance companies that can’t turn a profit and guarantee coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. Whatever the reason, the GOP’s new…

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