At least one Democrat who voted against the healthcare reform law will likely vote for repeal next week, according to a report.
Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.), one of 34 House Democrats who voted against the reform law, told Fox News he would likely vote for repeal.
“I have not read the language yet, but I am inclined to support the repeal,” Boren told Fox on Monday.
After months of promising a repeal vote, Republicans unveiled a two-page bill Monday night to undo the entire reform law. A procedural vote will take place Friday, and a full vote to repeal the bill will be held Jan. 12.
Incoming Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
predicted last weekend that a "significant number of Democrats" would
vote for the repeal measure.
Just 13 Democrats who voted against healthcare reform last Congress survived the mid-term elections. Two Demcratic “no” votes – Reps. Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Daniel Lipinski (Ill.) – told The Hill on Monday that they would vote against repealing the entire law.
"Mr. Peterson will vote to repeal parts of the bill but not all of it because he views that as a political vote," a Peterson spokeswoman said in an e-mail Monday.
However, the bill will run into opposition from a Democratic-controlled Senate and would surely be vetoed by President Obama. Leading Senate Democrats said Monday they would block any repeal effort that does not keep the reform law’s consumer protections in place.
Julian Pecquet contributed.