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Senate rebuffs attempt to repeal health reform law including IHCIA

The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected an attempt to repeal the national health reform law that includes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

All Democrats voted against an amendment to repeal the law while all Republicans voted for it. However, Republicans fall short of the 60 votes they needed to advance.

Among those who voted in favor of repeal were Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who co-sponsored the IHCIA in the last Congress and spoke of the hard work it took for the IHCIA to become law just last week, and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who co-sponsored it in prior sessions of Congress.

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