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Erik Paulsen
New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare
New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare

Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement. After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers now are working to undercut the law by focusing on unpopular elements that have also been criticized by some Democrats: a controversial tax on medical devices, for instance, and a requirement that companies offer health coverage to employees who work a shortened week. The 2.3 percent levy on MRI machines, pacemakers and even tongue depressors has been at the center of an intense and...

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