House Defies Veto Threat, Votes To Stall ACA Plan Mandates

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 4:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a Republican-sponsored bill allowing insurers to continue selling policies that do not comply with Affordable Care Act mandates for another year, ignoring the Obama administration’s promise that it would veto the legislation.

In a 261 to 157 vote that included 39 Democratic representatives, the House approved the so-called Keep Your Health Plan Act, introduced by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., late last month. The bill passed despite a statement by President Barack Obama on Thursday night saying he would...
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