House to vote next week on ObamaCare repeal

The House will vote next week on a bill to undermine the 2010 healthcare overhaul in what will be close to the 60th time over the last four years.

Next week’s vote will be the first in this Congress to repeal ObamaCare in full, leadership aides said. The House has already voted three times to modify the healthcare law this month, including to establish a full-time workweek as 40 hours instead of 30. 

{mosads}The vote will allow new House GOP freshmen who campaigned on repealing ObamaCare to put their pledges to a vote.

It will be the fourth time the House has voted to completely repeal ObamaCare. The last full repeal vote was in May 2013.

Another bill passed earlier this month would exempt veterans who already have health insurance through the Department of Veterans Affairs from the law’s employer mandate, which requires businesses with 50 or more full-time workers to provide health coverage. A separate measure would also exempt volunteer firefighters.  

A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Republicans were turning to the ObamaCare vote after internal divisions caused a border security measure and a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to be yanked from the floor.

“After pulling two of their key legislative priorities in the past week, it’s not surprising we’re back for the 56th vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. With Speaker Boehner stating that working families’ priorities are ‘dead, real dead,’ House Republicans simply have nothing else to do on the House floor,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said. 

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