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GOP Loves Stalled ObamaCare, Wants Repeal

The gloating, and calls to ditch it, commence

(Newser) - Republicans are in elephant heaven today over the Obama administration's decision to postpone the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, gloating that it proves what they've been saying all along: that the law is, to quote Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, "unaffordable, unworkable, and unpopular."... More »

ObamaCare Fallout: Higher Papa John's Pizza Prices

CEO estimates an extra 11 to 14 cents per pizza

(Newser) - ObamaCare may bring health insurance to the masses, but it will also bring them higher Papa John's pizza prices, Politico reports. In a conference call last week, CEO John Schnatter—a Mitt Romney supporter—revealed that should the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014 as scheduled, it... More »

House on ObamaCare Vote: Now We're Repealing a Tax

GOP gleefully bandying about 'T' word in 31st vote

(Newser) - House Republicans will vote to repeal the health care reform law today, and if that sounds familiar, it's because they've done it 30 times already . But this time House leaders are gleefully bandying about the "T" word in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that... More »

House Has Voted to Repeal ObamaCare 30 Times

And No. 31 is on deck this week

(Newser) - House Republicans have voted 30 times in the past year and a half to repeal, defund, or otherwise squash ObamaCare, with the first attempt coming just two weeks after they took control of the House last year. This week, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on the... More »

As ObamaCare Hearings Begin, 5 Things to Watch

Today's the day at the Supreme Court

(Newser) - The Supreme Court will hear three days of arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law starting today, and Politico offers up five things to keep an eye on:
  • Do politics enter the discussion? It will be difficult for the justices to ignore the political debate that
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Weiner's the Only Dem in Health Brawl

Dana Milbank: Only he is standing up to Republican attacks on law

(Newser) - Republicans keep attacking health care reform, and with one loud exception, Democrats have been "passive to the point of wimpy" in defending it, writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post . That exception? "Brooklyn-born streetfighter" Anthony Weiner. "I don't represent the hide-under-the-desk wing of the Democratic Party,"... More »

GOPs' Next Big Push: Abortion

The 'No Tax-Payer Funding for Abortion Act' gets HR3 stamp

(Newser) - House Republicans unveiled their next major legislative push yesterday: the No Tax-Payer Funding for Abortion Act, which, as its name implies, would ban federal funding of abortion. It would essentially make permanent the Hyde Amendment, which does the same thing but must be renewed each year. They introduced that legislation... More »

129M Americans Have Pre-Existing Conditions

Republican aide calls new report nothing but 'PR'

(Newser) - As the House prepares to consider a repeal of health care reform, the Obama administration has released a startling statistic: Up to 129 million non-elderly Americans have pre-existing health conditions. That means anywhere from one-fifth to one-half of people under age 65 in the US are at risk of being... More »

GOP Reschedules Health Care Repeal Vote

Determined to move back toward business as usual

(Newser) - House Republicans will vote to repeal the health care reform law next week, likely on Wednesday, after a week-long delay in the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. “It is important for Congress to get back to work,” an Eric Cantor spokesman said, “and to that end... More »

GOP Has Alternate Plan to Kill Health Care Bill

They'd essentially cut off all the money for it

(Newser) - The vote Republicans take to repeal the health care law next week will be purely symbolic—there’s no way repeal would get through the Senate and White House—but Republicans have a Plan B. It's called choke off the money. Congressman Steve King is floating a rule that would... More »

GOP Already Breaking Campaign Promises

Legislative rules backtrack on openness pledge

(Newser) - Well, that was fast. Republicans are already backpedaling on a number of provisions of their “Pledge to America,” including promises to cut spending and reform Congressional rules. The GOP had railed against Democrats’ strong-arm legislative tactics, pledging to send all bills through a full committee process and to... More »

GOP Plan: Undo Obama's Agenda in First 20 Days

...At least symbolically, because they don't control the Senate or White House

(Newser) - House Republicans plan to sweep into office today with a 20-day blitz of legislation designed to undo or counteract President Obama’s agenda, starting with the repeal of the Democrats’ health care law on Friday. They’re also planning to identify tens of billions in spending cuts, and propose a... More »

House Schedules Vote on Health Repeal

Two-page bill dubbed the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act"

(Newser) - The new Republican House won’t waste any time getting in a vote on its top priority —a largely symbolic vote to repeal Democrats’ health care reform law. The bill will be voted on next week, Politico reports. The two-page document is subtly titled the “Repealing the Job-Killing... More »

House GOP's No. 1 Priority: Repeal ObamaCare

Bachmann, Upton vow 'clean repeal' of health reform

(Newser) - With the GOP set to take control of the House on Wednesday, the party honchos were all over the Sunday shows promising that priority No. 1 is going to be repealing health reform, reports Politico. “The more the people learn about ObamaCare, the less they like it,” Rep.... More »

Republicans Look to Hobble Health Reform

May force partisan standoff

(Newser) - The GOP may not have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they're still setting their sights on it. Incoming Republicans say they plan to curtail the controversial law by finding creative ways to hobble it, finds the New York Times . They may, for instance, cut funding and personnel... More »

Eric Cantor: We'll Repeal Health Care 'Right Away'

Calls it an 'abomination' that's 'too expensive'

(Newser) - Eric Cantor, who will most likely be the new House majority leader, says he intends to “put a repeal bill on the floor right away” to roll back the health care bill “because that’s what the American people want.” In an interview with Katie Couric on... More »

GOP's New Health Reform Trick: Don't Fund It

Boehner and Co. know a repeal's impossible

(Newser) - Republicans threatening to repeal health reform is nothing new, but the GOP is realizing the futility of that and moving on to a new tactic: denying funding to pieces of the bill. "Clearly, with the president’s veto pen, we’re going to have to take interim steps,”... More »

GOP Hopefuls Embrace Pledge to 'Repeal It'

Health care reform law opposition becomes Republican litmus test

(Newser) - The push to repeal health care reform has become a rallying cry for GOP candidates pushing for big congressional victories this year and eager to show their willingness to take on the Democratic agenda. In Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist and conservative upstart Marco Rubio agreed on little else in a... More »

Obama Challenges Repealers: 'Go for It'

He delivers fiery remarks in Iowa on health care reform

(Newser) - President Obama came out with fightin' words today for Republicans threatening to repeal health care reform, reports USA Today . "Go for it!' said the president during a speech in Iowa. "If they want to have that fight, we can have it." Voters, he said, would never... More »

Michael Steele Defends Fiery Pelosi Page

RNC chief calls her 'architect of the demise' of economy

(Newser) - Michael Steele doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with the RNC web site’s current front page , which shows Nancy Pelosi surrounded by flames next to the headline, “FIRE PELOSI.” Asked in a CBS interview if he thought the page was “a little bit extreme,”... More »

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