House must pass health board repeal bill again after technical error

The House on Tuesday approved a resolution that asks the Senate to return H.R. 5, the Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act, so that technical changes can be made.

The House approved a resolution asking for the bill back because of an error made while engrossing the bill. The fixes will likely be made shortly, allowing the House to pass the bill again by unanimous consent so it can be sent back to the Senate.

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The resolution asking for the bill back, H.Res. 596, was approved by unanimous consent.

H.R. 5 itself would repeal the 2010 healthcare law's Independent Payment Advisory Board, and also imposes medical tort reform. But the Senate is not expected to take it up.