Rehberg introduces healthcare law repeal legislation

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"We can't afford these incredibly expensive new programs when we are struggling to find ways to fund and save the existing programs like Social Security and Medicare," Rehberg said in a statement announcing the repeal bills. "If we act decisively and stop these programs before they start — before a single dollar or benefit has been paid out — the social and economic impact of their elimination can be avoided."

Democrats point out that repealing the law's subsidies would unravel the law's insurance reforms — including the prohibition against turning down people with pre-existing conditions — and would add more than 30 million to the uninsured rolls by 2021.