Kevin Brady: House will likely include Obamacare mandate repeal in tax plan

House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady (on left) and Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday the tax overhaul plan. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Rep. Kevin Brady, one the architects of the Republican's sweeping tax overhaul legislation, said his chamber would likely adopt a measure to repeal Obamacare's individual-coverage mandate if the Senate approves it, the AP reports.

Why it matters: At least one Republican Senator, Jerry Moran of Kansas, has publicly voiced his concerns over repealing the requirement that everyone have health insurance. And with just 52 members in the chamber, GOP leaders can afford to lose only two votes.