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Some in House GOP seek new Obamacare delay

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ANDREW TAYLOR | September 30, 2013 03:28 PM EST | AP


WASHINGTON — Some House Republicans want their next volley in a battle over curbing the president's new health care law to be a delay in requiring people to buy health insurance. That would be the GOP's new condition for keeping the government open after a midnight deadline.

According to Rep. Darrell Issa of California, some Republicans also want to require members of Congress and their aides to pay the entire cost of their health insurance. The government now pays three-fourths of their premiums

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Democratic-led chamber will reject the move, just as it rejected a one-year delay in so-called Obamacare earlier on Monday. That would again put a temporary funding bill before the House, just hours before a potential shutdown.