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House Republicans push health care agenda
San Francisco Chronicle

House Republicans, following up on their largely symbolic vote to repeal the new health care law, moved ahead Thursday with more targeted efforts to advance their own health care initiatives, including deregulating health insurance sales.

More than 60 House Republicans signed on to a new bill to permit interstate sales of health insurance, which is designed to lower premiums by avoiding requirements in many states that insurers cover certain services, such as maternity care, cancer screenings and mastectomies.