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House GOP aims to have reform-replacement legislation ready after high court rules
Modern Healthcare

A year ago, House Republicans vowed to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act soon after they took control of the lower chamber. On Wednesday, the chairman of a House health subcommittee said a replacement package will come later this year after the U.S. Supreme Court reaches its decision on the 2010 law. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, laid out an agenda for 2012 that looks very much like 2011, a year when his panel held 25 hearings and approved 14 healthcare-related bills, of which seven passed in the House.