ROCHESTER, Minn. - Republican senators added a new piece into their proposed tax bill.
The provision takes aim at repealing a piece of the Affordable Care Act.
It removes the mandate requiring Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine.
It's estimated to save over $300 billion dollars over ten years.
The Congressional Budget Office states that if this were to pass, 4 million Americans would be uninsured by 2019.
Jim Hagedorn is a republican candidate for Minnesota's first congressional district.
He said this amount of Americans being uninsured is nothing new.
"There are millions and millions and millions of Americans who hold an insurance card but effectively have no insurance because of Obamacare's premiums, deductables, and other problems. So we already have this problem of people not having insurance", Hagedorn said.
He is behind GOP senators with this addition.
"Anything we can do to repeal and replace obamacare, whether it's one point at a time like getting rid of the mandates against businesses and individuals, I favor that," Hagedorn said.
We also reached out to State Senator Carla Nelson for comment and did not hear back.