Obama threatens veto of healthcare bills

President Obama on Monday threatened to veto legislation that would eliminate grants to help states establish the insurance exchanges created by the healthcare reform law. 

"The Administration will strongly oppose legislation that attempts to erode the important provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are making health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans," the Office of Management and Budget said in a policy statement. 

"If the President is presented with H.R. 1213, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill," OMB said of the healthcare bill.

The House is scheduled to take up the legislation this week.

The White House also registered its opposition to a separate bill that would cut off funding for school-based health clinics.

The White House also issued a veto threat Monday evening for the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," saying the bill "unnecessarily restricts women’s reproductive freedoms and consumers’ private insurance options."

None of the bills are expected to reach Obama's desk.