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House repeals health care act, including IHCIA, once again





The House voted 229-195 to pass H.R.45, a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act.

All Republicans voted to repeal the ACA. That included the only two tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

The ACA includes a permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. If it's repealed, tribes would have to ask Congress to renew the law, a process that took 10 years due to objections from Republicans.

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House votes to repeal Obamacare for 37th time (The Washington Post 5/17)
House Votes Again to Repeal Health Law (The New York Times 5/17)