39 Democrats back GOP health care measure; Boehner wants law scrapped

McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 15, 2013 

The House of Representatives passed a measure Friday aimed at helping to fix the new health care law, and the Republican-authored measure got the votes of 39 of the House's 200 Democrats.

The bill passed, 261-157.

And while Speaker John Boehner was pleased, he also said it wasn't enough.

"The president broke his word, had a chance to fix the problem, and only did more damage to his credibility. Today, the House made a big, bipartisan statement about the need to make things right," the Ohio Republican said.

"The Keep Your Health Plan Act represents an important step toward providing relief to those who have lost their plans and face much higher premiums, but the real solution is to scrap the  fundamentally-flawed health care law and focus on effective, patient-centered reforms that will protect all Americans from this train wreck."

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