The Washington Post, January 20, 2012
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the House of Representatives vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If you don't see many cakes or balloons, that probably has a lot to do with the fact that the vote didn't change much. The health reform law still stands. Repealing the Job Killing Health Care Law Act, or HR 2, was dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate. But that doesn't mean the health reform law has survived the past two years completely intact. Both Congress and the administration have repealed, stalled or backed off on a handful of health provisions, including one major new insurance program.