GOP unveils health reform repeal arsenal

Republicans have already introduced almost a dozen bills aimed at repealing, defunding and otherwise weakening Democrats' healthcare reform law since the new Congress opened for business Wednesday.

At the same time, liberal Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) followed through on a promise to reintroduce her public option bill. The Congressional Budget Office last year said it would save $68 billion over 10 years, but the government-run program was dropped from the reform.

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"This is the perfect moment for the public option," Woolsey said in a statement. "It builds on the health care reform legislation by lowering costs and it provides a great way to bring down the deficit."

In addition to House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorEric Cantor offering advice to end ‘immigration wars’ Trump's olive branch differs from the golden eras of bipartisanship After divisive rally, Trump calls for unity MORE's (R-Va.) bill to repeal the entire law, at least two Republicans — Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Connie Mack (R-Fla.) — have introduced straight repeal bills.

Others are more specific:

• Rep. Scott GarrettScott GarrettOvernight Finance: What to watch for in GOP tax plan rollout | IRS sharing info with special counsel probe | SEC doesn't know full extent of hack | New sanctions target North Korean banks US Chamber opposes Trump's Export-Import Bank nominee Conservative groups urge Trump to stick with Ex-Im Bank nominee MORE (R-N.J.) has a bill to repeal the individual mandate, and Rep. Ted PoeTed PoeA bipartisan solution to stopping drive-by lawsuits Harvey response puts squeeze on GOP US Senate must follow House lead in combating human trafficking MORE (R-Texas) would prohibit federal funds to be used to enforce it;

• Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) would replace the healthcare reform law with "incentives to encourage health insurance coverage;"

• Rep. John FlemingJohn FlemingCoast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane Freedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 MORE (R-La.) has two bills — one would amend the law to allow states to elect not to establish a health exchange, while the other would prohibit the hiring of additional employees by the Internal Revenue Service to "implement, administer, or enforce" the law. He also proposes to rescind funds for the law's Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund;

• Rep. Tom GravesTom GravesBillboard ads target Republicans who want to roll back net neutrality Week ahead: House eyes trillion-dollar omnibus | Crunch time for Senate ObamaCare repeal bill | Senate moves ahead on Trump nominees House GOP looks to advance trillion-dollar omnibus MORE (R-Ga.) would deauthorize appropriation of funds to carry out the law; and 

• Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) has a bill to repeal the law's 1099 tax reporting requirement.

Other proposals don't directly target the healthcare reform law.

Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnEquifax breach is the wake-up call we expected Tennessee governor considering Senate run Five major potential Senate candidates MORE (R-Tenn.) wants to allow Medicare beneficiaries the option of choosing a voucher for a health savings account or a high-deductible health insurance plan while eliminating the late enrollment penalties for people who wait until they're 70 to enroll in Medicare. And Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has a bill to "provide greater health care freedom for seniors."

Cantor's full repeal bill is set for a vote Wednesday.