A House panel advanced a spending bill that effectively rolls back several provisions of Obamacare in the Republicans’ latest attempts to challenge the controversial law.
The House Appropriations Committee voted 30-21 along party lines to advance a $153 billion funding bill for several federal agencies such as the Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services. The bill now goes before the full House.
The legislation defunds existing Obamacare programs and it stops any new discretionary funding from being used to further implement the law.
It halts funding for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Navigator programs, which dole out grants to nonprofits and other organizations to help consumers understand how to access health coverage. It also prohibits funds for the new Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, which helps implement Obamacare reforms. more