Eric Cantor Pledges Another Obamacare Repeal Vote


eric-cantorThe House will vote again in the “near future” on full repeal of Obamacare, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said in a memo to fellow Republicans Friday.

He said a timeline has not yet been set.

The House has already voted dozens of times on bills to repeal all or part of the law but has not voted on any Obamacare-related bills this year. But conservatives, particularly freshmen, have been eager to hold another vote.

The announcement of a repeal vote comes after Cantor’s failed efforts to pass a bill to elimination some of the health law’s prevention funding to expand the law’s high-risk insurance pools. The push resulted in complaints from the rank and file that Cantor was trying to expand Obama’s health care law, not starve it.

That bill is likely to be brought up again, and aides say that leadership is eying tweaks to ensure that the high-risk pools are state-based, not federal, according to sources involved in the planning.

Read more at POLITICO.

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