By Jerry Geisel, Crain News Service
WASHINGTON (May 8, 2013) — Republican leaders in the House of Representatives say they will make a new effort to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform 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," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., wrote in a memorandum referring to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
"Our conservative solutions to the challenges facing American families are the right solutions, and the results will speak for themselves," he wrote in the memo, which was sent last week to Republican members of the House.
Last year, the House approved a bill introduced by Rep. Cantor to repeal the reform law, but the Senate declined to take up the measure.
Given that Democrats continue to control the Senate, it is unlikely that the Senate would consider a new repeal measure if the House acts to repeal PPACA.
GOP House members have voted to repeal the healthcare law more than 30 times since it became law.
This report appeared in Business Insurance magazine, a Chicago-based sister publication of Tire Business.