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Bill delaying health care subsidies passes U.S. House

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Another bill against President Barack Obama's health care law has been passed by the House of Representatives.

The plan would halt new subsidies to buy health insurance until a new verification system ensuring the subsidies only go to those who are eligible is created by the president's administration.

However, the bill does not have a strong chance in passing the Democratic-controlled Senate because Democrats claim it would unnecessarily delay the subsidies, which are set to start next year.

The health care law would allow many low- and middle-income families who do not get health insurance through work to obtain subsidies to help buy insurance from state-based exchanges. Eligibility for those subsidies is based on income.

Republican opponents say there are not enough barriers in place to prevent fraud, but Democrats say individual's income will be checked against tax, Social Security, and credit records.

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