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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 8:51 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted on Wednesday to delay core provisions of President Obama's health care law, emboldened by the administration's concession that requiring companies to provide coverage for their workers next year may be too complicated.

After a day of heated rhetoric, the House voted largely along party lines, 264-161, to delay by one year the so-called employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It voted 251-174 to extend a similar grace period to virtually all Americans who will be required to obtain coverage beginning Jan. 1, the linchpin of the law.

The votes marked the 38th time the GOP majority has tried to eliminate, defund or scale back the unpopular law since Republicans took control of the House in January 2011. The House legislation stands no chance in the Democratic-run Senate.

“It is pointless pandering,” said Senate Budget Committee Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat.

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