House Acts to Cut Funds for Part of Health Care Law Dealing With Insurance Exchanges

The House Republican drive to dismantle the new health care law piece by piece advanced Tuesday with a vote to disrupt the flow of federal dollars for health insurance exchanges, an integral part of the law’s goal of expanding insurance coverage. The bill is mainly a vehicle for Republicans to restate their case against the health care law enacted last year, since the Democratic-led Senate is likely to ignore it and the White House issued a veto threat in the event it passed.  The House is also expected to vote Wednesday on another bill to block funding for a part of the law that offers grants for school-based health center construction.

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