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ObamaCare repeal bill gets veto threat

ObamaCare repeal bill gets veto threat
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President Obama threatened to veto a Republican bill to repeal ObamaCare that will receive a House vote on Tuesday.

"More than 250 million Americans with insurance — private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid — would lose the benefits and protections they receive under the healthcare law," the White House said in a statement of administration policy.

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"Women could be charged more than men and up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions would be at risk of not being able to access or afford health coverage."

The veto threat is not surprising. Tuesday's roll call will mark almost the 60th time that lawmakers have voted to attack the healthcare reform law, and the White House has threatened to veto most of those measures.

House Republicans are hoping to signal to their base that the law remains a major issue for the conference, even though repeal is largely impossible while Obama remains in office.

GOP lawmakers are hoping that the Supreme Court effectively dismantles the law this summer when it rules in King v. Burwell, a challenge to tax credits issued through the federal exchanges.