ObamaCare supporter backs bill to repeal insurance tax

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The repeal measure would kill the Affordable Care Act's tax on health insurance plans. As of Wednesday, its cosponsors consisted of 219 Republicans and seven Democrats.

Insurers and small businesses argue the fee will raise premiums. It is expected to raise about $100 billion over 10 years to help fund ObamaCare's implementation. 

Repeal supporters held a press conference Wednesday where they argued the tax will cut jobs.

"We need to end this assault on small businesses and relieve them from this job crushing law by repealing this health insurance tax and ObamaCare in its entirety," said Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchLive coverage: Senate GOP unveils its ObamaCare repeal bill Grassley doesn't see how Judiciary 'can avoid' obstruction probe Ryan calls for tax reform to be permanent MORE (R-Utah). 

—This post was updated at 1:15 p.m. with the partisan breakdown of the bill's cosponsors.