U.S. House votes to block health funding

The Republican-led U.S. House voted Friday to cut off federal funding to implement the new health care reform law. The chamber also approved eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.  The Los Angeles Times points out that the package of spending cuts are on a collision course with the Democrat-led Senate.

The AJC has an article on how Georgia’s congressional delegation split along party lines over the Planned Parenthood funding cutoff, with Republicans saying the group provides abortions and Democrats arguing that it offers important  family planning and preventive services.

And the AJC’s Jim Galloway has a column about how one important Georgia Republican – Gov. Nathan Deal —  believes that a fast defunding of the health reform law may not be a good idea right now.