Obama signs bill ending government shutdown, but device tax remains

10/17/2013 | Hill, The

President Barack Obama signed a bill early this morning ending the partial government shutdown and raising the debt limit. The bipartisan deal put an end to a standoff that started last month, when House Republicans introduced a proposed continuing spending resolution that reduced funding for the Affordable Care Act, leading to the 16-day shutdown. The only change to the health care law in the bill that passed was the addition of a procedure to verify income claims for enrollment in health insurance subsidies. Senate Republicans were not able to repeal the law's medical device tax.

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