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November 15, 2013


House Passes Bill Letting People Keep Their Health Plans

"Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Friday approved legislation that would allow health insurance companies to renew individual insurance policies and sell similar policies to new customers next year even if the coverage does not provide all the benefits and consumer protections required by the new health care law," the New York Times reports.

"The vote was 261 to 157, with 39 Democrats bucking their party leadership to vote in favor of the bill."

Washington Post: "The 39 Democratic votes in favor represent the largest defection by far on a major or closely-watched piece of legislation this year, signaling the political difficulty that dozens of congressional Democrats face in reelection contests next year."

The White House has promised to veto the bill if it makes it out of the Senate.












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