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White House threatens veto on GOP health bill
San Francisco Chronicle

The White House is threatening to veto a Republican bill that would shore up one part of President Barack Obama’s health care law by siphoning funds from another part. The House bill would add billions to a temporary program to help uninsured people with pre-existing medical problems. Obama’s health care law requires companies to cover those people, but that provision doesn’t kick in until Jan. 1. The cash-strapped program has stopped taking new applicants to ensure it doesn’t run out of money.