Bill to repeal ObamaCare tax hits 218 cosponsors

It's not especially surprising for a majority of the GOP-led House to support repealing the tax. The House has passed bills to repeal the entire healthcare law and to repeal or defund myriad individual provisions.

Still, hitting 218 cosponsors is a key benchmark for the law's critics.

"This largely symbolic yet important benchmark for repealing the health insurer fee shows the level of bipartisan support in Congress to do away with this misguided policy," said Joe Moser, interim executive director of the Medicaid Health Plans of America.

Reps. Charles Boustany (R-La.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced the bill to repeal the insurance tax.