GOP's Sen. Vitter: ObamaCare repeal is ‘still a real possibility’

Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterThe biggest political upsets of the decade Red-state governor races put both parties on edge Louisiana Republicans score big legislative wins MORE (R-La.) is redoubling his efforts to expunge ObamaCare completely, which he said is "still a real possibility."

Vitter introduced five pieces of legislation targeting ObamaCare on Wednesday, including one bill that would “fully repeal” the president’s signature healthcare law.


The repeal bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSteyer calls for Senate term limits to pass gun control legislation Cruz targets California governor over housing 'prescriptions' This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime MORE (R-Texas) and Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeCongress eyes killing controversial surveillance program Trump creates new headaches for GOP with top intelligence pick Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' MORE (R-Utah) — two of the chamber’s most conservative lawmakers that have led the charge against ObamaCare.

“Instead of waiting until costs become completely unbearable, it makes sense to flat out repeal Obamacare,” Vitter wrote in a statement Wednesday.

“Then we should start making smaller, more-targeted reforms to our health care system that actually reduce costs and ensure access and choice,” he added.

Vitter also introduced a bill that would prevent illegal immigrants from receiving government healthcare benefits and one that would allow pharmaceutical companies to import drugs from Canada.

The senator’s bevy of bills comes one day after another Louisiana's other senator, Bill Cassidy, a medical doctor, said he would introduce a repeal bill.

A 2013 bill to repeal ObamaCare garnered 41 co-sponsors, though support for the legislation has faded as more and more in the party see it as a dead end.

Any bill that repeals ObamaCare faces a certain veto from President Obama, Senate GOP leaders have acknowledged.