Analysis: Federal health care law may be too complex to repeal

While Republican presidential candidates promise an end to the federal health care law, its structure could make a repeal difficult. For example, in using a budget reconciliation vote, opponents could touch only parts of the law related to the budget. Also, some unpopular parts of the law, such as the requirement that individuals buy coverage, are linked to popular parts, such as the ban on insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, said Chris Jennings, who was a health adviser to President Bill Clinton.

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