House passes bill to delay health care subsidies

September 12, 2013 by Stephen Ohlemacher

The House has passed another bill opposing President Barack Obama's health care law.

The bill would ban new subsidies to help buy until the Obama administration creates a new verification system to ensure they only go to those who are eligible.

The bill has no chance in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Democrats say it would unnecessarily delay subsidies set to start next year.

Under the law, many low- and middle-income families that don't get health insurance through work will be able to get subsidies to help buy insurance through state-based exchanges. Eligibility is based on income.

Republicans say there aren't enough safeguards to prevent fraud. Democrats say income information will be checked against tax, Social Security and credit records.

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