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Reform Update: ACA foes, supporters trade volleys
Modern Healthcare

Democrats and Republicans played another game of political tennis this week when House Republicans served up another vote to fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Democrats returned a litany of reasons why the 2010 law is good for Americans. Hours before the House of Representatives voted 229-195 to approve overturning the entire Affordable Care Act for a third time in a little more than two years, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) used a tower of the law’s regulations—rising more than 7 feet tall—as a prop to emphasize the GOP view that the incredibly complex law is damaging the economy, hurting patients’ access to care, and preventing job growth.

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