House Republicans Will Repeal Health Reform Piece By Piece


House Republicans are shying away from an outright repeal of President Obama’s health care reform bill, and instead have centered their aims on carrying out a systematic dismantling of the Affordable Care Act by agreeing to vote in favor of proposed legislation that would reverse smaller portions of the bill one at a time. “I think the general sense was that targeted repeal had more attraction, more of a focus and more visibility from a constituent standpoint,” one House Republican told Politico. The GOP will focus on eliminating the law’s “Medicare advisory panel, a long-term care insurance program, medical device taxes and the percentage insurance companies must spend on direct care.” The process will begin next week when the House will consider the repeal of the CLASS Act. — Fatima Najiy