HR 6147 Protecting Residents from DC's Replacement of the Obamacare Individual Mandate (Roll Call 359)
The Palmer (R-AL, ACUF Lifetime 98.0%) amendment to a multi-agency appropriations bill prohibits any money appropriated to the District of Columbia from funding the District's health care individual mandate law. The amendment is in response to actions taken by the District to establish its own individual mandate after the Obamacare financial penalty for lacking insurance was zeroed out under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. ACU has long opposed Obamacare and its costly provisions, such as the individual mandate, and supported this amendment. The House passed the amendment on July 18, 2018 by a vote of 226-189.