House Passes Bill to Cut Medicaid, Part of PPACA

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to cut Medicaid spending and eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund, along with maintaining across-the-board Medicare cuts that are originally part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, according to The Hill.

The bill blocks sequestered cuts to the Pentagon budget — part of last summer's debt-ceiling agreement— and replaces those automatic defense budget cuts with the reductions in federal healthcare spending.

While the passage is largely symbolic in that it will not get through a Democratic-controlled Senate, it highlights the stance the GOP will take on healthcare this election season.

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