Health Care – House of Representatives Approves Reconciliation Bill Repealing Parts of Health Care Law

Last Friday, in a vote of 240 to 189, the House of Representatives approved a bill which, if enacted, would repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These would include the individual responsibility provisions, employer responsibility provisions, as well as the Prevention and Public Health Fund. This legislation would also reverse taxes on medical device manufacturers and high cost health insurance plans. Additionally, the bill prohibits federal funding of Planned Parenthood for one year. The bill will now be sent to the Senate. It is a reconciliation bill which can pass the Senate with a simple majority. The President has announced that he would veto the legislation.

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