House Plans Five-Hour Debate on Healthcare Repeal, WH Warns Veto

The Hill
by Pete Kasperowicz

July 10, 2012 — The House will hold five hours of debate on Tuesday and Wednesday on legislation that would completely repeal the 2010 healthcare law, which is being called up by Republicans in light of the Supreme Court's decision that the individual health insurance mandate is constitutional. The repeal bill will be voted on before the Congressional Budget Office can complete its official cost estimate. The budget office said it can’t evaluate the effect of changes to the healthcare law, including repeal, until it finishes its post-Supreme Court analysis.

Monday evening, the White House put out a statement saying President Obama would veto the bill if it were presented for his signature, something that won't happen given Senate opposition.