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Affordable Care Act Round-Up: House Republicans Draft Bill to Defund ACA

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    AP
    House Republicans are moving forward with a bill that would extend government funding, but at the cost of defunding the Affordable Care Act.

    As the countdown to open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act continues, House Republicans are writing a bill that would defund the new health care law altogether to fund the rest of the U.S.'s finances. 

    House preps plans to avert shutdown, force Senate Obamacare vote (NBC News)

    • House Republican leaders are moving forward with a bill that would extend government funding until December, but at the cost of defunding the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
    • A vote could come as early as Thursday if Republicans have enough votes in the House to pass the bill. The Senate would then be forced to take up the bill if it passes.
    • Government funding is scheduled to expire on Sept. 30 if Congress fails to act before then.

    Rite Aid to Promote ACA Enrollment at Thousands of Stores (The Huffington Post)

    • The drug store chain will offer in-store assistance to people who want to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the company announced.
    • Licensed insurance agents will be available at nearly 2,000 Rite Aid stores to answer questions about ACA benefits and to help people enroll at no cost starting Oct. 1.
    • Other big pharmaceutical chains such as CVS and Walgreens have similar efforts in place. 

    For complete coverage of the Affordable Care Act implementation as well as tools, calculators, state-by-state information and a detailed FAQ, visit our ACA section.