Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is scheduled to be voted on next Wednesday. The introduction of the two-page Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act (pdf) is considered by most to be a largely symbolic gesture, as its chances of becoming law are slim. While the House of Representatives – with 242 Republican members – will likely have sufficient votes to pass this measure, the bill will face a tougher hurdle in the Senate, where Democratic members still hold a majority. In addition, President Obama would surely exercise his veto power in the unlikely event the Senate approves the legislation. Continue reading this entry at Littler’s Healthcare Employment Counsel.
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