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Conservatives revolt against GOP health care bill

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

WASHINGTON POST: Rebellion by a large group of GOP lawmakers forced House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to pull a bill he had pushed that would help people with pre-existing conditions buy into high-risk health insurance pools.

The mutiny forced House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) to abruptly pull from the floor legislation to shore up a program that allows people with preexisting health conditions to buy into an insurance pool for high-risk patients before they are able to transition to coverage under President Obama’s health-care law.

The measure is part of Cantor’s effort to rebrand the GOP after defeats in the 2012 presidential and Senate elections, but it quickly found resistance among conservative activists.

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