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Friday, February 18, 2011

House Passes Bill to Cut Obamacare Funds

The House is doing the job Americans elected them to do. Today it passed a bill to remove Obamacare implementation funds. The law has already been found to be unconstitutional, so it shouldn't be that big a deal anyway.

Specifically, the House voted to prohibit any funds be used by the Internal Revenue Service to carry out the law's mandate that Americans buy health insurance. The individual mandate, one of the law's key tenets, has been struck down by federal courts.

The House also adopted an amendment by Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., to bar the Labor and Health and Human Services Departments from spending any money for the rest of fiscal year 2011 on the health care law. Still another provision adopted today would ban the government from paying the salaries of any federal employee involved in implementing the health care law.