House approves bill to allow people to keep insurance Published: November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved, in a 261-157 vote Friday, a GOP proposal to allow insurers to continue offering health care plans to new and existing customers through next year, even if the plans do not meet new federal requirements.

Thirty-nine Democrats supported the measure despite Democratic leaders' opposition and a veto threat from President Obama.

"Once again this Republican majority is trying to put insurers back in the drivers seat," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. "This majority has never been interested in fixing our broken (health care) system."

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