Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court decided to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare”, GOP proposed to repeal the healthcare law for the second time. The House of Representatives is expected to cast their votes this Wednesday afternoon.
GOP is predicting that several more Democrats will join them in their battle to strike down the ACA. Already, one politically vulnerable Democrat, Rep. Larry Kissell (N.C.), has said he will vote to repeal the healthcare law after opposing the same measure a year ago.
House majority leader Eric Cantor said that this move to repeal Obamacare the second time around is necessary to clear the way for patient-centered reforms that offer lower costs and increases consumer choices. “We support an approach that offers simpler, more affordable and more accessible health care that allows people to keep the health care that they like,” he added.
Wednesday’s vote represents the House’s 31st attempt to kill the law as a whole or in part. Of course, we will only know the success of this effort in November.