House bill uses prevention money to extend health care law coverage for high-risk patients

Canadian Press, The Canadian Press
0 Comments| April 24, 2013


WASHINGTON - After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different tack, promoting legislation that would come to the rescue of a prominent program in the new law at the expense of another vital element of the law.

The House bill, named the "Helping Sick Americans Now Act," would prop up a faltering program that helps people with pre-existing conditions get insurance, doing so by taking money away from the 2010 law's main prevention fund.

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