More on H.R. 2
H.R. 2 is a very short bill that is a straight-forward call for repeal of the health care reform bill. Text of Bill (2 pages)
In conjunction with H.R. 2, the house is looking at H. Res. 9 (a resolution, text here). H. Res. 9 tasks the Committee on Education and Workforce, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Ways and Means to propose changes to the existing health reform law that fall within each committee’s jurisdiction.
What to watch: Oklahoma should be filing a lawsuit within the next few weeks to challenge the healthcare reform law. They will be focusing on the individual mandate requiring citizens to have health insurance by 2014. Also watch out for Dan Lungren’s bill, H.R. 144, which would repeal the 1099 provision in the new healthcare law that requires reporting to the IRS on payments to corporations of more than $600.