January 8th, 2013
08:10 PM ET

KTH: Gun provision in Obamacare

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on a little-known measure in the 2010 Affordable Care Act that restricts doctors from collecting data about their patients’ gun use. The provision is entitled "Protection of Second Amendment Rights" and the language was pushed by the National Rifle Association.

It was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who included it in the health care bill. One Democratic source says it was a way to appease the powerful gun lobby and was seen as a "benign way to make sure the NRA didn't get involved."

Reid has a history of supporting second amendment rights and courting gun owners in his home state, Nevada. The Senator's staff told Acosta that his views on gun control are changing and differ from his beliefs when the legislation was passed.


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Filed under: Guns • Health Care • Keeping Them Honest • NRA
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  1. s. lockwood

    I'm sorry Anderson, you are my fav-but it's Pull-it-zer, not Pyoo-lit-zer Prize--Someday you might win one. . . .see the Pullitzer page-

    January 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
  2. Joy Schneider

    Same old story.... gun manufacturers and their lobbyists buy votes. In the movie, Runaway Jury, they paid off or blackmailed jurors for their votes and now they are paying off "our" Representatives and law makers.

    January 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm |

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