Friday, July 6, 2012

Republicans Vow to Repeal Health Care Reform Law

House Republicans are moving forward with plans for a new attempt to repeal President Obama's health care law, according to a report yesterday in Politico. The House Rules Committee announced that it will meet at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss the "Repeal of Obamacare Act"—the GOP's response to the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. Minutes after the court announced its decision last week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) vowed to hold a repeal vote the week of July 9. The Rules Committee meeting is a precursor to such a vote.

House Republicans have previously tried to repeal the law, but those efforts died—as this one likely will—in the Democratic-controlled Senate. For more information about congressional opposition to the health reform law, see Psychiatric News here. In addition, American Psychiatric Publishing has published “Healthcare Reform: A Primer for Psychiatrists,” which can be found online here.

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