A Year Later: GOP Vows to Torpedo Health Law

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One year after President Obama signed his controversial health care bill into law, House Republicans are continuing their efforts to block it.

Republican lawmakers say the law has cost too much and hurts small businesses. According to a new estimate by the Congressional Budget office, the measure had increased by $500 billion in the past year.

"A year later, it looks even worse than it did then," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. "And that is really saying something."   

Despite two unsuccessful attempts to block the law from being fully implemented, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, vowed to hold more hearings "to take this law apart, step by step." 
    
Parts of the law that have already gone into effect include:

  • Allowing adult children to stay on their parents insurance until they turn age 26
       
  • Providing prescription drug discounts for seniors.
  • Providing insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.    

Approximately two dozen states have filed lawsuits against the administration, because they say the bill is unconstitutional. The case is expected to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Phil Kerpen, policy director of Americans for Prosperity, talked more about the law what GOP lawmakers are doing to combat it on the CBN News Channel's Midday News, March 23. Click play for his comments following an updated report from Charlene Israel. 

Karen Miner Hurd of the Virginia Tea Party Alliance also discussed the controversial health law on the CBN News Channel's Morning News, March 23. Click here to watch.

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