GOP House targets health law, 67 Democrats join

Friday - 1/10/2014, 5:21pm EST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has seen its first skirmish of what is likely to be a long and contentious election-year fight over the health care overhaul.

Republicans voted today to impose new security requirements on the health care law. And they were joined by 67 Democrats nervous about their re-election chances or their campaigns for other offices. Among them was Steve Israel of New York -- who heads the Democratic campaign committee.

Under the requirements in the measure, individuals would have to be notified within two business days of any security breach involving their personal information. The administration says that's unnecessary and costly. And several Democrats said the measure was aimed at scaring people away from enrolling in coverage.

It's given no chance for approval in the Senate.

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138-a-09-(House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur), R-Ohio, with reporters on Thursday)-"right to know"-House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are challenging reporting and security aspects of the president's health care law. (10 Jan 2014)

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137-a-07-(House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur), R-Ohio, with reporters on Thursday)-"this disastrous law"-House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans will introduce a bill in the House that would impose new requirements on the administration, in regard to the health care law. (10 Jan 2014)

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