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IRS scandal becomes Republican battering ram against Obamacare (+video)

Republican lawmakers say the scandal over Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of conservative groups raises new doubts about President Obama’s health-insurance reform law.

What IRS scandal says about health insurance reform
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Now playing in a political theater near you: The IRS scandal meets Obamacare.

Republicans in Congress are saying the scandal over Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of tea party and other conservative groups raises new doubts about President Obama’s health-insurance reform law.

The reason is that the health-care law gives the IRS an important role in things like administering tax credits, verifying whether people are eligible for subsidies, and checking whether citizens have complied with a new mandate to carry insurance or pay a fine.

 
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