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The House of Representatives voted to repeal the healthcare reform law—now what?

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives did vote in January 2011 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Though that vote was successful, in order to actually repeal the law, the repeal legislation would have to pass the Senate and be signed by President Obama. That is extremely unlikely. So once again, this is more about the theater of politics than actual legislation.

However, that doesn’t mean the law is completely safe. Opponents of the law have already started working on ways to de-fund implementation of the law. NETWORK is vigilantly working to ensure that this does not happen

Another way the Republicans plan to impede implementation is by holding hearings and requiring members of the Obama Administration that are charged with implementing the law to spend hours testifying in Congress. The goal of this strategy is to tie up resources and slow the implementation of the law.