January 20, 2011
On January 19, 2011, members of the House of Representatives passed a bill by a vote of 245‐189 to repeal the health care reform legislation, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Three Democrats joined the House’s 242 Republicans in unanimously supporting the bill.
Although the House of Representatives has passed a bill to repeal the PPACA, the repeal requires concurrence from the Senate and President, both of which are not expected. This is because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D‐Nevada) said he would not introduce the measure for vote on the Senate floor, and President Obama has said he would veto the bill if it made it to his desk.
Our recommendation is to continue implementing and introducing the provisions of health care reform that pertain to your organization. Should there be any further legislative details, we will notify you immediately.
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