Boehner promises more House votes to derail ObamaCare implementation

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Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Sunday to hold more House votes to thwart ObamaCare, a major priority for the GOP as the law is implemented.

"You're going to see a lot more," Boehner told CBS's "Face the Nation." "You're going to see bipartisan votes coming out of the House to derail this thing.


The House has voted nearly 40 times to defund, dismantle or repeal the healthcare law, prompting frustration from Democrats who say the votes are aimed at sabotage.

Last week, GOP lawmakers and some Democrats approved bills to delay its employer and individual mandates over a White House veto threat.

The effort is unlikely to gain traction in the Senate.

Boehner warned that some Democrats are beginning to conclude that the healthcare law is not viable.

"The Democratic senators know this law is unworkable," Boehner said.

"They know it's not ready … they know it's a train wreck. I wouldn't be so quick to say they're never going to take this up."

The speaker also called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to allow the bills delaying the employer and individual mandates to come to the floor.

The Obama administration is racing to meet several key deadlines in ObamaCare's enactment, including the opening of the insurance exchanges for enrollment on Oct. 1.

Federal officials say the project is on track.