Bill to repeal ObamaCare tax hits 218 cosponsors

Boston, June 18, 2013 — A bill to repeal a new tax in President Obama’s healthcare law now has 218 cosponsors in the House — enough to ensure it would pass.

The bill would repeal a new tax on health insurance plans, which is expected to raise roughly $100 billion over the next 10 years. Insurers and small businesses strongly oppose the tax, saying it will drive up premiums.

It’s not especially surprising for a majority of the GOP-led House to support repealing the tax. The House has passed bills to repeal the entire healthcare law and to repeal or defund myriad individual provisions.

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