Author of Bill Would Welcome State Mandates

Sen. Bill Cassidy said he welcomes the possibility that blue states could voluntarily create their own individual mandates or enact other measures in response to Congress repealing the penalties from Obamacare.

“Our big thing about federalism is that states are quite capable of doing that,” said Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican who has pressed for Congress to pass an Obamacare overhaul bill he co-introduced, known as Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson.

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