Legislative Update: Georgia GOP Lawmakers Push To Undo Health Law
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia's three physician members of Congress have been particularly active in the push to take apart the health law. Meanwhile, later this week, the abortion debate is likely to again take center stage in the House of Representatives.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Republicans At Fore Of Health Care Repeal Effort
With the U.S. Capitol looming behind him and 14 boxes filled with petitions stacked in front of him, Rep. Tom Price demanded action. … The object of his ire was the Affordable Care Act, better known by foes as "Obamacare". … Short of a full repeal, which the GOP-controlled House passed in January, Republicans are pitching a series of bills designed to take apart pieces of it. Georgia's three physician members – Price and Reps. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, and Paul Broun, R-Athens – have been particularly active in the push (Malloy, 10/11).
The Washington Post: Abortion-Funding Battle To Heat Up Again This Week
After months of focusing on economic rather than social issues, the House this week is poised to take up a measure that will bring the abortion-rights debate back to the floor for the first time since May. On Friday, the House will consider H.R. 358, the "Protect Life Act." The measure, introduced by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), would prohibit federal funds from going toward any health care plan that covers abortion services; it also would block funding from being withheld from institutions that are opposed to providing abortions (Sonmez, 10/10).