House members have another chance to derail the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act individual mandate.
House leaders want to bring H.R. 4118, the “Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act” bill, to the floor sometime this week.
The House Rules Committee plans to set bill floor debate guidelines at a meeting Wednesday.
PPACA now calls for many taxpayers who fail to have minimum essential coverage in 2014, or qualify for an exemption, to pay a penalty of 1 percent of taxable income for the 2014 tax year.
Affected taxpayers would have to pay the penalties when they file their 2014 taxes.
H.R. 4118 would set the penalty for 2014 at zero.