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GOP hits hard on Obamacare after House election

Associated Press

WASHINGTON: Congressional Republicans are attacking Obamacare with new ferocity after a campaign triumph in Florida that gave health care issues their first airing of the election year.

The new allegations come as Rep. David Jolly of Florida was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of Congress, and as Republicans ready yet another attack on Obamacare on the House floor.

The bill will mark the 51st since Republicans won control of the House in 2010 that they have arranged for a vote on legislation to undo part or all of the health care law.

While the bill is certain to clear the House, GOP officials hope to pressure Democratic lawmakers to support it, and thus declare their political independence from Obamacare as their own re-election campaigns approach.