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Does Repealing the Individual Mandate = Repealing Obamacare?

A major point of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency was his promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. As part of the new tax bill signed by President Trump, the individual mandate has been eliminated — but the program it funded still remains.

In a statement the president made on December 20, 2017, he noted that the repeal of the individual mandate means that Obamacare is also officially repealed.

Previous to its elimination, the individual mandate required that most Americans obtain a minimum level of health coverage or face a hefty fine when they file their taxes for the year in question. Slated to go into effect in 2019 — so in 2018 most people will still be required to purchase or otherwise obtain health insurance or they’ll face fines — the individual mandate won’t even affect most Americans. The majority of people in the United States obtain their health insurance through other means such as employer-sponsored plans, military, Medicare and Medicaid.

Former Texas representative, Tom DeLay, explains why he takes issue with President Trump stating that Obamacare has been repealed. As he notes, the individual mandate is just one small part of the Obama administration’s health care plan.

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