ObamaCare’s success could hinge on IRS regs

The embattled Internal Revenue Service could hold the fate of President Obama’s signature healthcare law, The Washington Post reports.

Enforcement of the sweeping Affordable Care Act depends largely on the IRS and its ability to successfully implement dozens of new regulations, including the individual mandate, according to the newspaper.

“While failures in launching the federal insurance Web site and online exchanges have thrust the Department of Health and Human Services to the center of public attention, the IRS also has a huge role in carrying out the law, including helping to distribute trillions of dollars in insurance subsidies and penalizing people who do not comply,” the Post’s Tom Hamburger and Sarah Kliff write.

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