If his latest memo is any indication, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains a big target for GOP leaders in Congress.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told House Republicans late last week that they soon will have a chance to vote on repeal of the law.
“While we have not locked in the timing, I expect that the House will vote on full repeal of Obamacare in the near future,” he wrote House members. The memo, dated Friday, May 3, was the May legislative agenda from Cantor.
Of course, Republican pushback against PPACA isn’t new. Many Republicans have repeatedly expressed their desire to repeal President Obama’s health care reform law, which is just months away from hitting important milestones. Open enrollment for the exchanges being created by the law begins Oct. 1, with coverage beginning Jan. 1.
The administration had intended for each state to set up its own state exchange, but many Republican governors refused to set them up, causing the federal government to take on that role in half the states.