House Sets Stage For Health Care Replacement

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 1:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday directing four committees with tax-writing, health care and work force jurisdiction to begin drafting measures to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

H.R. 9 was approved 253-175, with 14 Democrats siding with the Republican majority to approve the bill. Introduced by Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif., on Jan. 5, the bill directs the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, and Education and Workforce committees to draft and report legislation replacing targeted portions of the PPACA,...
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