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House Approves Bill That Would Require Weekly Detailed Reports On How Health Exchanges Are Working

The measure is part of the GOP effort to maintain focus on the troubled overhaul.  

The Associated Press/USA Today: House Passes Bill Requiring Weekly Health Care Numbers
The House on Thursday backed a bill that would require the Obama administration to report weekly on how many Americans have signed up for health care coverage as Republicans maintain an election-year spotlight on the troubled law (1/16).

Politico: House Passes Health Exchange Disclosure Bill
The Republican-led House has approved legislation 259-154 requiring weekly, detailed reports on how the Obamacare insurance exchanges are working, a direct jab at the Obama administration over the massive failures that upended early enrollment on The bill garnered 33 Democratic votes, fewer than the 67 Democrats who backed another health law-related measure last week focusing on the security of personal information on the federal- and state-run exchange websites. The two bills would add disclosure requirements to the Affordable Care Act rather than repeal any provision, making both more palatable to moderate Democrats facing tough reelection battles this year. Still, neither piece of legislation is expected to advance in the Senate (Cunningham, 1/16).

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