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Congressional Dysfunction Makes Corrections To Health Law A No-Go

Wed, November 20, 2013 9:34pm

Story by Tamara Keith




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Aside from technological problems that have plagued the roll out of the federal health exchange, some smaller technical problems with the Affordable Care Act have also emerged — things like unclear definitions and legislative language that have unintended consequences and remain unfixed. Once upon a time, after Congress passed a mega-bill, it followed with "technical corrections" to fix definitions, numbers, funds, minor policy fixes. But that's not so easy in these dysfunctional days, when Republicans want to repeal the health law and Democrats fear re-opening a can of worms.

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