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GOP plans to call attention to healthcare law

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With a Supreme Court decision on healthcare fast approaching, House Republicans are doubling down on efforts to bring attention to President Obama’s signature legislative issue.

The effort, which includes votes on several measures to repeal taxes under the law, is intended to highlight unpopular aspects of the landmark bill as the presidential campaign between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney heats up.

The House next week will consider measures to repeal taxes imposed on medical devices and over-the-counter medication.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced the votes late last month, and called the tax on medical devices in particularly “draconian” in a memo sent to GOP lawmakers.

Read more at The Hill. By Molly K. Hooper.

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