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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, leaves a closed door meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP /J. Scott Applewhite)
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, leaves a closed door meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP /J. Scott Applewhite)

If you feel like you're experiencing a case of déjà vu, you're not alone. On Capitol Hill this week, lawmakers are back to debating the budget and debt ceiling.

House Speaker John Boehner embraced a plan yesterday backed by many House GOP members that would provide funding to prevent a government shutdown while simultaneously gutting the Affordable Care Act.

This puts the Obamacare fight at the forefront of the fiscal debate.

Boehner has called for a Friday vote on the measure. NPR's Ron Elving joins us to discuss the political implications.

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This segment aired on September 19, 2013.

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