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House GOP effort to overturn PPACA pruner bill veto fails

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House Republicans had little luck with getting Democratic colleagues to join in an effort to overturn President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762.

Lawmakers voted 241-186 Tuesday in favor of overturning the veto, but they needed a two-thirds majority, or 285 votes, to send the overturn measure over to the Senate.

If implemented as written, H.R. 3762, would eliminate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA) individual and employer coverage mandate provisions, the PPACA premium tax credit provisions and the PPACA Medicaid expansion provisions, but it would leave the major PPACA individual and small-group individual major medical underwriting restrictions in place.

H.R. 3762 was the first major PPACA overhaul bill to reach the White House.

See also: Speaker Ryan to dine with Obama, then try to override his veto

In the past, significant numbers of House Democrats have crossed party lines to vote for some PPACA overhaul bills.

In January 2014, for example, 33 Democrats voted for H.R. 3362, a Republican-backed bill that could have required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce weekly reports on PPACA public exchange enrollment activity.

When the House held the H.R. 3762 veto overturn vote, just one Democrat, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, voted to overturn the veto.

Three Republicans voted against the veto overturn measure: Bob Dold of Illinois, Richard Hanna of Virginia, and John Katko of New York.

The same four lawmakers crossed party lines when the House voted on passage of H.R. 3762 on Jan. 6.

See also: 

House passes PPACA pruner bill

CBO: Spending law made PPACA slasher bill more powerful


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