Ted Cruz proposes to repeal ObamaCare

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz15 Senate Republicans pledge to oppose lifting earmark ban 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party Is the antidote to bad speech more speech or more regulation? MORE (R-Texas) introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare, advancing a process that Republicans hope will place the legislation on President Obama's desk this year.

The bill (S. 336) was introduced Monday with the support of 47 co-sponsors. At least six Democrats would have to side with Republicans in a repeal vote for legislation to advance to the White House.


"The president will be faced with a clear choice: either listen to the American people, who have never supported this law, or ignore them, and ignore the disastrous harms to millions of families, young people, and the most vulnerable among us," Cruz said in a statement on the bill's introduction.

The measure would eliminate ObamaCare after 180 days and allow Congress and the states six months to approve a replacement law.

The bill's co-sponsors praised the legislation as important to the Republican Party, though it's unlikely the Senate GOP can muster enough Democratic votes to pass it.

The House is poised to vote on its own repeal bill on Tuesday. The White House has threatened to veto the legislation, and Republicans are expected to move on to a series of smaller attacks on the healthcare law.