Rand Paul makes a play to include Obamacare individual mandate repeal in tax bill

Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday he plans to offer an amendment to the Senate tax bill to repeal Obamacare's individual mandate that requires individuals to have health insurance or face a fine.

President Donald Trump has endorsed repealing the individual mandate as part of the tax bill, but mixing in such a controversial health care provision could endanger the GOP's overall tax reform efforts.In a series of tweets, Paul, R-Kentucky, said he intended "to amend the Senate tax bill to repeal the individual mandate and provide bigger tax cuts for middle income taxpayers. The mandate repeal is a promise we all made and we should keep. It also allows an additional $300 billion+ in tax cu...