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Thursday, January 20, 2011

House GOP Shifts Focus From ‘Repeal’ To ‘Replace’

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks through Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, after the vote passed to repeal the health care bill. (AP)

House Republicans voted yesterday in favor of a bill to repeal President Obama’s healthcare reform law by a vote of 245 to 189. Since Senate Democrats and the president are both firmly against repeal, the repeal bill is unlikely to become law.

Now GOP leaders move onto phase two of their strategy: replace the parts of the healthcare act they dislike the most. Amy Goldstein, national social policy reporter for the Washington Post, tells us what Republicans hope to strip out of the law first, and their plans to enact their own healthcare legislation.


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