Congressional Democrats are arguing that the approximately 4 million uninsured – who now owe tax penalties – should get a second chance to sign up for Obamacare. For 2014, the fine for remaining uninsured was $95 or 1 percent of household income, due with 2014 returns, but the fine goes up for 2015 and 2016.
Joe Stack's apparent suicide flight in Austin, Texas, Thursday, which killed at least one person and caused two others to be hospitalized, is indicative of what some are concerned is building antigovernment sentiment, says a former domestic terrorist.
Republicans say it's too costly. Liberal Democrats complain that it doesn't do enough for the uninsured. But unlike House plans, it wouldn't add to the deficit.
House members stumping for President Obama's reform plans return home to 'recess roasts.'