Feb 15, 2017

The IRS may be looking the other way on individual mandate

Reason's Peter Suderman discovered a big change the IRS made while no one was looking: It's going to stop requiring people to fill out the line on your 1040s where you're supposed to say whether you had health coverage. In other words, it's not really enforcing the individual mandate. In a statement to Reason, the IRS acknowledged a link to President Trump's executive order that told agencies to start relaxing the rules on Obamacare: "The recent executive order directed federal agencies to exercise authority and discretion available to them to reduce potential burden."

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