Clash over abortion hobbles a health bill. Again. Here’s how.

■ By Julie Rovner / Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act very nearly failed to become law due to an intra-party dispute among Democrats over how to handle the abortion issue. Now a similar argument between Democrats and Republicans is slowing progress on a bill that could help cut soaring premiums and shore up the ACA. At issue is the extent to which the Hyde Amendment — language commonly used by Congress to prohibit most federal abortion funding — should be incorporated into any new legislation affecting the health law. Republicans generally want more restrictions on abortion funding. Democrats generally want fewer. Here’s a guide to the history of the

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