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Republicans leaders have said they won’t include these measures in the separate tax-overhaul bill, so Congress will likely roll the changes into a spending bill they must pass before Dec. 22 to avert a shutdown of the federal government. (Photo: Shutterstock)

After failing this year to repeal and replace Obamacare, House Republicans are angling to put taxes that are part of the health law on hold.

Measures proposed in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday would cut some Affordable Care Act taxes for health insurers, drugmakers and medical-device makers. Patients, too, would benefit from the changes, which are likely to be attached to an end-of-year spending bill.  

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