House Leaders Launch Attempt To Dismantle Healthcare Law

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The House of Representatives opens debate today on repealing the sweeping healthcare overhaul act that President Obama signed into law last March.

But several parts of the law have already kicked in, like allowing Americans to keep their children who are under 26 on their healthcare policies, requiring insurance companies to cover sick children, and reducing prescription drug costs for people with Medicare.

So what would happen to those benefits if repeal passed and what alternative will House Republicans offer? Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times joins us.

This segment aired on January 18, 2011.


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