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Written by Matt Davis on January 22, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia is calling for a repeal of the individual mandate in Obamacare.  Senator Isakson has announced that he is once again co-sponsoring legislation that would repeal the individual mandate contained in President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires Americans to purchase health insurance whether or not they want it, or face a tax.

The American Liberty Restoration Act, introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Lamar Alexander of Tennesse, would strike provisions in the healthcare law requiring individuals to purchase health insurance, according to a release from Senator Isakson’s office.  Isakson co-sponsored the American Liberty Restoration Act in the last Congress that ended January 2, 2013.

Isakson states, “Since the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, I have worked to repeal it because of its terrible consequences on America’s families and small businesses.  I believe that we are going down a dangerous path by requiring individuals to purchase a product, including healthcare, and I am proud to stand by my colleagues today to ensure that Americans are not forced to comply with the individual mandate that is set to be implemented next year.  Instead, we need commonsense solutions that improve the cost and quality of health care through competition and choice, rather than imposing job-killing mandates and penalties on the American people.”

Isakson voted against Obama’s health care proposal, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, on December 24, 2009 and has voted numerous times since then to repeal the law or portions of it.

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