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“Let me be clear: We cannot and will not play games with the full faith and credit of our country,” Mr. Reid told reporters this week. “The American people want the economy to grow and our economy needs certainty. So let’s do the right thing and move on.”

The Obamacare provision that had been broached in the House deals with so-called “risk corridors” for insurance companies, which are designed to hedge against extraordinary gains or losses among insurers over the next three years.