Gop-led House Again Targets Obama Health Care Law
Frank Pallone, D-N.J. Rep. Diane DeGette, D-Colo., described the legislation as a "solution in search of a problem." Republicans used debate on the bill to assail the health care law, using oft-repeated criticism such as "train wreck" and disaster. The goal of the Affordable Care Act is to expand coverage to tens of millions of Americans who lack insurance, lower health care costs, increase access to preventive services and eliminate some of the pre-existing conditions that insurance companies have used to deny coverage. The health care website HealthCare.gov got off to a calamitous start on Oct. 1, followed quickly by widespread reports of canceled policies and higher premiums. To date, more than 2 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the federal marketplace covering 36 states and exchanges in 14 states.