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Rep. John Boehner
(R) House Speaker
Rep. Dave Camp
Rep. Sander Levin
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It's a complex issue that affects every American. Today, health care takes center stage on Capitol Hill as Republicans wage a new effort to repeal Obamacare just after the Supreme Court upheld the law as constitutional. Tommy Andres has more.
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REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ARE RAMPING UP EFFORTS TO OVERTURN THE PRESIDENT'S CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT -- HEALTH CARE REFORM.
We are resolved to have this law go away and we're gonna do everything we can to stop it.
THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP SCHEDULED THREE PANELS TUESDAY TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ON THE ECONOMY AND THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY. REPUBLICANS STRONGLY OPPOSE THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, WHICH REQUIRES EVERYONE TO PURCHASE HEALTH CARE OR PAY A FINE.
How is this different than the government requiring Americans to purchase broccoli or pay a tax for not doing so?
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that only 1.4% of Americans will pay anything for refusing to purchase insurance.
THE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO HOLD A REPEAL VOTE WEDNESDAY. THE GOP HAS TRIED ABOUT 30 TIMES TO UNDERMINE THE LAW AND THERE'S NO REASON TO EXPECT THEY'LL SUCCEED THIS TIME -- THE MEASURE IS CERTAIN TO DIE IN THE DEMOCRATIC SENATE. AND THE PRESIDENT HAS VOWED ANY REPEAL BILLS WOULD MEET HIS VETO PEN.
BUT REPUBLICANS HOPE THEY'LL IGNITE PUBLIC OPPOSITION, AND FORCE DEMOCRATS UP FOR ELECTION IN NOVEMBER TO DEFEND THE CONTROVERSIAL LAW.
DEMOCRATS ARE ALSO HOPING TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS. MONDAY THE HOUSE'S DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN ARM RELEASED A SERIES OF ONLINE ADS ATTACKING REPUBLICANS OPPOSED TO THE LAW.
Your member of Congress may vote to repeal important health care benefits for everyday Americans.
THE FATE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MAY JUST LIE IN THE HANDS OF VOTERS THIS NOVEMBER.
I'M TOMMY ANDRES REPORTING.