IRS scandals threaten funding for health care law

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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:38 am | Updated: 3:32 pm, Wed Jun 26, 2013.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama's health care law.

Obama is proposing a significant budget increase for the IRS for next year, when the agency will start doling out subsidies to help people buy health insurance on state-based exchanges.

But congressional Republicans see management problems at the IRS as an opportunity to limit the agency's dollars just as it is trying to put in place the new law.

Republicans have been fighting the health care law since before Democrats enacted it in 2010 without a single GOP vote.

Unable to repeal the law, some Republicans hope to starve it by refusing to fund its implementation.

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