Senate GOP Attempts To Defund, Delay ACA
U.S. Senate Republicans have launched a multi-pronged effort against the Affordable Care Act following the administration's decision to delay the law's employer mandate for one year. Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a bill (S 1292) that would defund the entire law. Meanwhile, Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday put forth several amendments that would delay the employer and individual mandates, rescinded funds for the law's health insurance exchanges and the Independent Payment Advisory Board and halted the exchanges in the event of any glitches ahead of open enrollment launching on Oct. 1.
- "Senate GOP Files Bill To Defund Obamacare" (Howell, Washington Times, 7/11).
- "Senate Dems Ward Off GOP Efforts To Thwart Obamacare Rollout" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 7/11).
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