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GOP’s latest plan would fund government but defund ACA
Modern Healthcare

Continuing a game of who-blinks-first, House Republican leaders on Wednesday promised to vote this week on a budget bill that would temporarily fund the government after Sept. 30 but also defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The plan could lead to a showdown pitting the healthcare law against a government shutdown.

The move comes after GOP leaders in the House floated a plan that would have forced the Senate to vote on pulling the plug on healthcare reform but also allowed Senate Democrats to defeat it while sending the funding measure directly to the president.