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Even defunding might not stop reform law, analysis finds
Modern Healthcare

The budget impact of a permanent ban on future appropriations for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unclear but it would not necessarily end government implementation of the law, according to a new Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation analysis. The analysis of Republican defunding plans, requested by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), concluded there are too many uncertainties to ascertain the impact of a full repeal of the law on net government spending.