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W&M Approves Bill Retroactively Suspending Employer Mandate (3)

July 12, 2018, 7:10 PMUpdated: July 12, 2018, 11:13 PM

The House Ways and Means Committee on July 12 approved several health care bills, including one retroactively suspending the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act, setting up a potential floor vote later in the month.

Democrats on the panel criticized the measure for its impact on the deficit, and accused Republicans of political posturing.

The Employer Relief Act of 2018 (H.R. 4616), introduced by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), would suspend the tax penalty on employers that don’t offer affordable health insurance to 95 percent of their full-time employees from 2015 through 2018. The measure was approved by...

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