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GOP Leaders Poised To Exploit Health Law Problems

The AP reports that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says Republicans must be ready to offer voters frustrated with the health law's implementation a better alternative, while House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., plans another vote on the health law's repeal.

The Associated Press: Ryan Tells GOP To Capitalize On Health Care
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told Wisconsin Republicans at the state party convention Saturday that they must capitalize politically on the implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, offering those who become frustrated a better alternative. Ryan said as the law goes into effect, health insurance costs for individuals and businesses will skyrocket, employers will drop coverage for workers and Republicans need to be there to attract those angry about it (Bauer, 5/6).

Politico: Eric Cantor Pledges Another Obamacare Repeal Vote
The House will vote again in the "near future" on full repeal of Obamacare, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said in a memo to fellow Republicans Friday. He said a timeline has not yet been set (Haberkorn, 5/3).

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