Republicans target 'job-killing' healthcare law

Republicans have found their tagline for last year's healthcare law: job-killing.

In a resolution to be considered on Friday, Republicans instruct four key committees to propose changes to the healthcare law that eliminate "job-killing" regulations, lower healthcare premiums, allow patients to keep their doctors, give people with pre-existing conditions access to healthcare, and meet several other goals (include prohibiting taxpayer-funded abortions). The resolution charges the House committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, and Ways and Means with this work.

A Friday vote on the resolution will set up consideration of an as-yet un-numbered bill from incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). That bill is called the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." But as The Hill has reported, a straight repeal bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate, so it may be that the resolution becomes a more viable path forward.

Here, we provide text of the healthcare resolution, and the proposed repeal bill.