Bill looks to curb individual mandate

A House Republican introduced a bill Tuesday that seeks to weaken the healthcare reform law's requirement for individuals to purchase insurance.

The bill, introduced Tuesday by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), would prevent the Treasury Department from hiring new employees to enforce the so-called individual mandate.

The individual mandate doesn't kick in until 2014, and the provision, considered central to the law's success, is facing several challenges in federal court.

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