The House of Representatives repealed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 229-195 last week.

The bill is predicted to lose in the Senate, and even if it passes it would be hard to conceive a scenario under which President Barack Obama would sign it into law.

As reported last week, there was considerable positive news for healthcare providers coming out of Washington, as legislators on both sides of the aisle discussed elimination of the  Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The Senate also ratifed the appointment of Marilyn Tavenner 91-7 to serve as director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).


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