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McCain is one of two senators to introduce Obamacare Opt-Out Act of 2014

Two U.S. senators introduced proposed legislation that would give Americans the freedom to opt-out of the individual mandate for health insurance coverage required by Obamacare.

U.S. Senators John McCain and John Barrasso introduced the Obamacare Opt-Out Act of 2014 on Thursday.

The bill will allow an individual to either notify their state or the federal healthcare exchange or use their tax filing to opt-out of Obamacare and avoid the penalty for non-compliance, officials said. Those penalties can reach $2,448 per person or up to $12,240 for a family of five this year, according to the legislation.

“The American people should have the choice to purchase health coverage without fear of their government extracting onerous penalties,” Sen. John McCain said, “A better, more affordable American health care system must be based around the fundamental value of freedom, and this bill takes a key step in that direction.”

“After four years of Obamacare, there is solid proof that the law is raising costs and putting Washington in control of Americans’ healthcare,” Sen. John Barrasso stated, “Our bill will give Americans a way out from Washington’s one-size-fits-all healthcare mandate. American families should be able to make their own decisions about what is best for their families.”

Read the Obamacare Opt-Out Act of 2014 here: http://bit.ly/1of7hEm.

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