Obamacare repeal to hit president’s desk for first time

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GOP promises House vote to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood. House Republicans are starting off 2016 with a renewed legislative push to roll back the president’s landmark health care legislation, with proposals to defund Planned Parenthood tacked onto the bill. … Hartzler promised that the bill, which would eliminate the individual mandate as well as the employer mandate to offer insurance, would be sent directly to the president’s desk via the reconciliation process.” (CBS News)

“Congressional Republicans are vowing that the first action upon returning to Capitol Hill will be to send a bill to President Obama that repeals his health care law and defunds Planned Parenthood. ‘We were sent to Congress to fight for the American people,’ Missouri GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler said Saturday. ‘They do not want their healthcare dictated to them by Washington. And they don’t want their tax dollars going to abortion providers. … If the president didn’t hear the people’s voices earlier, hopefully, he will through this bill.’” (Fox News)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) on Saturday touted legislation in the House that would repeal key aspects of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. … By way of the reconciliation process, Hartzler said, the bill will go straight to President Obama’s desk, circumventing attempts in the Senate to block it. ‘As a result, President Obama will soon have a choice: Does he support the people and women’s health, or does he support Washington mandates and tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood?’ she said.” (The Hill)

“The bill undoing the president’s prized overhaul will be the first order of business when the House reconvenes this coming week…Republicans never before have succeeded in sending a full repeal bill to the White House.” (Associated Press)

“The top 2016 goal of both Ryan and McConnell is to return Congress to ‘regular order’ — the step-by-step process of passing bills through the congressional committees and then each chamber. First up, the House is set to vote Wednesday to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, sending the measure to Obama’s desk…” (Los Angeles Times)

“Republicans in Congress are touting a bid to make President Obama veto a bill that guts the Affordable Care Act and stops federal funding from going to Planned Parenthood. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., highlighted the bill in the GOP’s weekly address Saturday. Hartzler argued the bill, which defunds parts of the healthcare law and ends requirements that individuals and businesses buy health insurance ‘would be a significant improvement to our health care system.’” (Washington Examiner)

“The House of Representatives will vote in a matter of days to confirm the changes the Senate made to the reconciliation bill that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies.” (LifeNews.com)

Congress will send a bill to the White House in hopes of repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood next week, and Rep Vicky Hartzler said in Saturday’s GOP address that the president will need to make some important decisions. ‘We owe it to the American people to take our best shot at repealing Obamacare, and that’s what we’ll do next week,’ the Missouri Republican said. ‘As a result, President [Barack] Obama will soon have a choice: Does he support the people and women’s health, or does he support Washington mandates and tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood?’” (Newsmax)
“At the start of the new year, House Republicans will renew efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthoodaccording to the GOP’s weekly address. Rep. Vicky Hartlzer (R-Mo.) vowed in Saturday’s address to ‘set things right’ as the House prepares to vote on a bill which would eliminate parts of the so-called Obamacare, including repealing the individual mandate as well as the employer mandate.” (TheBlaze)

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