H.R. 1213 Repeals Section of Obamacare

By a vote of 238-183, H.R. 1213 was passed in the House. The bill repeals mandatory funding provided to States in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges. The CBO estimates the measure would reduce the Federal deficit by $13 billion over the 2012-2016 period. All 233 Republicans present for the vote were joined by five Democrats in support of the measure: Altmire (PA-4), Boren (OK-2), Gutierrez (IL-4), Holden (PA-17), and McIntyre (NC-7).

The bill proceeds to the Senate for ratification.

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