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Republicans split on efforts to defund Obama healthcare law

Bloomberg Businessweek, August 5, 2013
Shutting down the U.S. government to starve President Barack Obama's health-care system overhaul is the wrong solution pushed only by a "few extreme people" in Congress, lawmakers from both major parties said. As Congress prepares to negotiate the federal budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, a faction of Republican senators -- led by Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah -- has said it will force a government shutdown if funding continues for the $1.3 trillion Affordable Care Act.