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Deadline nearing, GOP seeks healthcare delay
Modern Healthcare

Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, House Republicans demanded a one-year delay in major parts of the nation’s new healthcare law and permanent repeal of a tax on medical devices Saturday as the price for preventing a partial government shutdown threatened for early Tuesday.

Senate Democrats rejected the plan even before the House could post it online for the public. The majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., added that Obama “has stated that he would veto such measures if they ever reached his desk.”