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House votes to let Americans keep health plans; 39 Dems defy Obama

Posted By admin On November 16, 2013 @ 7:42 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Tom Howell Jr.
Washington Times [1]
November 16, 2013

Nearly 40 House Democrats defied President Obama and helped the Republican majority pass a bill Friday that lets Americans keep, for one year, health plans that do not comply with Obamacare.

The defections from 39 members of Mr. Obama’s party highlighted the pressure on Congress to help people who lost coverage because of the president’s signature law, as balky websites keep a veil over alternative plans and pressure mounts on the Democrat-led Senate to forge a remedy.

“Let’s face it, millions of people right now have a cancelled policy,” Rep. Ron Barber, Arizona Democrat, said before voting for the Keep Your Health Plan Act.

The House passed the bill, 261 to 157, despite a veto threat from Mr. Obama and objections from Democrats who said the legislation was an insidious attempt to rot the Affordable Care Act from the inside out.

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[5] House Plans to Tax Millionaires to Fund U.S. Health-Care Plan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-plans-to-tax-millionaires-to-fund-u-s-health-care-plan.html

[6] Senate Health Care Bill Dead on Arrival, Pro-Life House Democrats Say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-health-care-bill-dead-on-arrival-pro-life-house-democrats-say.html

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