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House jumps back into health care fray

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WASHINGTON — Republicans renewed an assault on President Barack Obama’s health care law and his own credibility today as they pushed toward House passage of a measure to let insurers keep offering health coverage that falls short of the law’s standards.

A day earlier, the president changed course in the face of a public uproar and said he would take administrative action — which doesn’t need congressional approval — to let companies continue selling such plans for at least another year. Unlike the House GOP bill, he would permit such sales to insurers’ existing customers only, not to new ones.

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