House approves bill to reverse Obamacare policy cancellations

House approves bill to reverse Obamacare policy cancellations
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POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:56pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:36am

The GOP-controlled House voted 261-157 to approve a Republican bill giving health insurers the option of extending plans through 2014 that would otherwise be canceled for not complying with Affordable Care Act standards.

The bill would also allow new customers to enroll in those plans. Roughly 40 Democrats crossed party lines and joined a nearly unanimous GOP caucus in voting for the bill.

It has little chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate. The White House has also indicated President Barack Obama will veto the measure if it reaches his desk, saying the Republican plan would undermine the integrity of the law aimed at providing health coverage to millions of Americans without it.

The Senate is taking a wait-and-see attitude about possible legislation over insurance cancellations after Obama took administrative steps on Thursday to address the matter.

Obama's signature domestic policy initiative has been marred by the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, which allows consumers to buy new health plans online, and by the policy cancellations.

Both problems have put congressional Democrats in a difficult political position since the Affordable Care Act was approved in 2010 with no Republican support and signed by Obama, a Democratic president.

Earlier, the House rejected a similar plan offered by Democrats, but it was more restrictive than the Republican measure and so not supported by the majority.


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Yea, Obummer really cares for Americans, if he did he would not have lied in the first place saying that you could keep your insurance if you liked it, he knew full well you could not. He has done nothing but lie since he started running for president and has not stopped yet, if it comes from his mouth it is a lie and America knows it. Even most of his flock know it, except the hardcore ones with their heads buried in the sand because they don't want to know and hope it blows over, but it wont.

This is the 44th in a long and continuing string of House anti-ACA bills they have passed. Once again, it is a waste of time, $$$ & not worth the paper its printed on. It will fail in the Senate & does not have Pres Obama's stamp of approval.
The definition of lunacy is doing the same thing over again expecting a different result. Rep Pelosi says the House does less work than a "family of retirees." This is a do nothing Congress- send them all home early for the holidays so they can do less harm

For that matter you can send Obummer and congress home and save everyone a lot of misery and money. We would be better off with Homer Simpson in charge rather than this do nothing administration.

Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant

When troubles call
And your back's to the wall
There a lot to be learned
That wall could fall

Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant

Apropos to Frank Sinatra, J. Van Heusen, and S. Cahn

Now on to the Senate!
Yea Obama cries and says he will veto.. but enough Dems get onboard and they will OVERRIDE HIM.

Hope for change in 2014. Alot of Democrats up for re-election!!

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