Vulnerable House Republicans want new repeal vote on ObamaCare

In an election season when every floor vote is scrutinized for its political impact, the decision by the leadership to forge ahead – with the encouragement of its most vulnerable members – underscores how confident the GOP is that the law remains unpopular with the public.

“My guess is that my constituents would appreciate another vote,” Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) said…

Other Republicans said a second repeal vote was justified by the high court’s holding that the individual mandate at the center of the healthcare law was a tax – contradicting the longstanding political position of the Obama administration and congressional Democrats.

“This is a huge tax increase. It was not sold that way, so they misled the American public when they said it wasn’t a tax increase,” said Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), who is challenging Sen. Jon Tester (D) in a critical Senate race.

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