There’s an old saying in Washington that the policy follows the money. In other words, if there’s no money for something, the policy won’t go very far.

Such could be the case with the health care reform law Congress approved last year.

Health care reform may be the law of the land. But it won’t mean much if the funding stream dries up.

And that’s exactly what House Republicans intend to do next week when they bring a measure to the floor to run the government from March through the end of September.

Congress and President Obama failed to approve and sign into law any of the annual spending bills that run the federal government last year. So everyone agreed to glom all of the bills together and punt until early March when Republicans would control the House of Representatives.

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