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PolitiFact: Is the IRS 'in charge' of enforcing Obamacare?



In a YouTube video published Aug. 22, theNational Republican Congressional Committee took a swipe at U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, for his vote against an attempt to derail the Affordable Care Act.

The video’s message: "The most dreaded return address in America. The IRS. And just days ago, Congressman Patrick Murphy voted to keep the scandal-ridden IRS in charge of enforcing Obamacare. Just what you need. To owe more to the IRS. Under Obamacare, your insurance premiums could double and your personal data could be at risk. Call Patrick Murphy. Ask him to get the IRS out of your health care."

The NRCC published the same YouTube video about U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., and William Enyart, D-Ill.

In this item we’re focusing on whether the IRS is "in charge" of enforcing Obamacare. The video leaves the impression that the agency is the chief enforcer over the whole shebang. PolitiFact investigates.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:29pm]


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