In July, 22 House Democrats joined House Republicans in passing a bill to delay Obamacare's requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance by one year, a measure that would save $35 billion. The individual mandate, which Barack Obama opposed during the 2008 Democratic primaries, has never been popular. And the Obama administration's decision to delay the employer mandate by one year handed opponents of the individual mandate an obvious argument to make: If you're going give corporations and big businesses a special break, shouldn't families and individuals get a reprieve, too?
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