The White House wouldn’t oppose removing from theSenate tax plan a controversial provision torepeal the individual health-care mandate of theAffordable Care Act, budget director Mick Mulvaney said, a movethat could help secure the vote of key Republicans.

The provision could be dropped if it becomes “an impediment,”Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, said onCNN’s “State of the Union."

“If we can repeal part of Obamacare as part of a tax bill andhave a tax bill that is still a good tax bill that can pass, that’sgreat,” he said. “If it becomes an impediment to getting the besttax bill we can, then we’re OK with taking it out.”

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