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Could healthcare reform shut down the government?

The House of Representatives on Friday voted 230-189 to pass a bill that would fund government operations but strip healthcare reform spending. The stopgap measure introduced last week by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would fund all government agencies through Dec. 15 but also would include a measure to cut off funds to the Affordable Care Act.