Returning to session Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will begin its ambitious legislative agenda with healthcare as House members begin consideration of Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act this afternoon.
House takes up repeal debate today
The House re-convenes at 2 p.m., and a schedule released last week by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) called for seven hours of debate on the measure. Also Tuesday, HHS released a report from HHS about how a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would affect people with pre-existing conditions.
Meanwhile, Cantor has scheduled a briefing with the media for Tuesday afternoon, about an hour after the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will begin a hearing focused on how the repeal bill affects patients' rights, including those of parents with young children and young adults, Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, small business owners and seniors.
House members are expected to conclude consideration of the repeal bill with a vote on Wednesday before they consider a resolution on Thursday to replace the Affordable Care Act.
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