House Dems to assess negative effects of repeal

Leading Democrats on a powerful House committee will continue an aggressive defense of the healthcare reform law on Monday when they issue a report assessing the negative effects of repealing the law on each congressional district and major metropolitan areas.

The report from Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) will come a few days after President Obama’s health department publishes state-by-state repercussions of repealing the reform law.

Reform supporters and opponents have spent the past week trying to build factual cases with a repeal vote set for Wednesday.

Leading House Republicans issued a report Thursday assessing how many jobs would be lost as a result of the reform law. However, the Center for American Progress published a report Friday that said repealing the reform law would slow job growth by 250,000 to 400,000 jobs each year.