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Fri., Aug. 23, 2013, 2:15 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: GOP working on Obamacare surgery

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, said the GOP plans to pick away at President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation by targeting provisions she said are causing bipartisan headaches.

“To get the entire bill repealed, or defunded, is probably not realistic,” McMorris Rodgers said Thursday following a spirited town hall discussion in Spokane Wednesday night in which the Affordable Care Act took center stage. “But I do think there are provisions in the law that we can get delayed, or provisions in the law we can get defunded.”

Federal lawmakers will return to Washington, D.C., after Labor Day with many issues on their collective plate, perhaps none more divisive than how to implement the sweeping reforms to the nation’s health care system signed into law three years ago. As the fourth-ranking member in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, McMorris Rodgers predicts several provisions have enough bipartisan opposition that they’ll be excised. More here.


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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.