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House To Vote On Health Law Repeal On Wednesday

Although the legislation is doomed to a veto from President Barack Obama, Republicans are eager to accomplish what they haven't been able to in the five years the Affordable Care Act has been law: getting a repeal measure on the president's desk.

CNN: Paul Ryan's 2016 Plans Start With Obamacare Repeal Vote
House Speaker Paul Ryan kicks off the new year with an old Republican priority: repealing Obamacare. With the presidential campaign kicking into high gear, Ryan has said his 2016 plan is largely about drawing a contrast with Democrats and delivering a blueprint for the eventual Republican nominee to pick up and use as a platform once the party coalesces around a candidate later this year. (Walsh, 1/6)

The Associated Press: House Vote To Send Health Law Repeal To Obama For First Time
After dozens of failed attempts to undo President Barack Obama’s health care law, the GOP-led Congress will finally put a bill on the president’s desk striking at the heart of his signature legislative achievement. Obama will veto the bill, and so the ultimate outcome will be the same as the many previous GOP attempts to repeal “Obamacare.” But Wednesday’s vote in the House will mark the first time such a bill makes it all the way to the White House. (Werner, 1/6)

The Hill: House Poised To Pass ObamaCare Repeal
For the first time, Republicans on Wednesday are expected to send a bill to President Obama’s desk that would repeal most of his signature healthcare law. While the bill faces a certain veto, the vote in the House brings Republicans closer than ever before to dismantling the healthcare legislation that they say has failed the country. “With this bill, we will force President Obama to show the American people where he stands,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in a blog post on Monday. He said the vote would “immediately set a tone that represents a better path for our country.” (Ferris, 1/6)

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