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House Approves GOP Obamacare Proposal

Francesca Bessey |
November 15, 2013 | 1:11 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

(House GOP Leader, Creative Commons)
(House GOP Leader, Creative Commons)
The House voted 261-157 to approve a GOP-proposed bill to give health insurers the option of extending insurance plans through 2014 that would otherwise be cancelled for ineligibility under the Affordable Care Act, CNN reports.

The bill would also allow new customers to enroll in these plans.

The bill has little chance in the Senate, and President Obama has promised to veto it should it reach his desk. But 39 House Democrats crossed party lines to vote in favor of the coverage extension, and Obama himself has lent support to a proposal of allowing millions of Americans to keep their ineleigible plans that have already been cancelled.

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Insurers and state regulators have cautioned against such a measure, saying it would destabilize the new insurance marketplace.


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