House passes plan to cut funds from ACA

Hailey Colwell

 

The House passed a spending bill Friday to keep the government funded past Sept. 30 that also slashes funding from President Barack Obama's health care law, news sources reported.

 

The 230 to 189 vote increased the possibility of a government shutdown, the New York Times reported. 

 

It was also the first step in the GOP's mission to undercut Obama's Affordable Care Act, his most noteworthy legislative accomplishment to date, the Washington Post reported.

 

“Our message to the United States Senate is real simple: The American people don’t want the government shut down and they don’t want Obamacare," said House speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), the Washington Post reported. 

 

Obama responded to the measure in a speech to autoworkers at a Ford plant in Liberty, Mo, the New York Times reported. 

 

“They’re focused on trying to mess with me; they’re not focused on you," Obama said, the New York Times reported. 

 

The House bill would stop all federal spending to execute the Affordable Care Act, including aid to low-income people to help pay their health care premiums, the Wall Street Journal reported.