• House Passes Bill Gutting Key Parts Of Obamacare And Planned Parenthood

    The fight over Obamacare isn’t over on Capitol Hill.

    House lawmakers voted on a measure Friday that would essentially gut parts of Obamacare and block federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

    The bill, that would repeal the requirement for Americans to have health insurance and blocks funding for planned parenthood for at least a year, faces turbulence in the Senate and a veto from the president.

    Supporters look forward to a political confrontation.

    The bill passed 240-189.

    Some conservatives, including senators and presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, are persuading Republicans to reject the bill and argued that the measure doesn’t go far enough to eliminate Obamacare for good.

    “This simply isn’t good enough,” Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida said in a joint statement. The bill would repeal major pieces of the Affordable Care Act including the individual mandate, employer mandate and taxes on medical device sales and high-cost “Cadillac” insurance plans.

    The White House said, in a statement promising Obama’s veto, that the GOP measure “would take away critical benefits and health care coverage from hard-working middle-class families.”

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