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Shutdown looms as House delays ACA in stopgap spending bill that now moves to the Senate
Modern Healthcare

Defying Senate Democrats and critics in their own party, House Republicans pushed through a short-term spending bill early Sunday that increases the likelihood of a government shutdown by requiring a one-year delay in implementing and funding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The measure also would allow employers and healthcare providers to opt out of mandatory contraception coverage included in the ACA. The bill is seen as dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate.