MANCHESTER — The Supreme Court’s ruling that a penalty for not buying mandated health insurance may be considered a tax will make it easier to repeal the Obama administration’s health care law next year if presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is elected President, according to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
“I think we have a very good, good shot” at Republicans garnering 51 required votes in the Senate to kill the law, Bondi said in an interview Saturday at the Puritan Backroom.
Bondi, part of a legal team that led the Supreme Court fight against President Barack Obama’s health care law, also known as “Obamacare,” said the court ruling means only 51 Senate votes, not 60, would be required to repeal it. Romney has said he would support the repeal, and Republicans currently enjoy a 50-seat advantage in the U.S. House.
“I think it may change some of the other senators’ votes, as well, now that they know it’s a tax,” Bondi said. “This should be a bipartisan issue.”
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