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Cantor: GOP To Vote On Obamacare Alternative

The majority leader didn't give a timetable for a House Republican plan. 

Politico: Cantor: 'Obamacare Is On Borrowed Time'
The end of the Affordable Care Act is within sight, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says, outlining Republican plans to propose health care legislation later this year. “In my opinion, Obamacare is on borrowed time,” the Virginia Republican said in an interview for Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “As we begin to see the further growth in terms of implementation of this law, you will see, I believe, more and more people negatively affected. And there's going to be a real problem, a real need for an alternative” (Epstein, 2/2).

The Wall Street Journal: Cantor: Expect 2014 Vote On A GOP Health Law 
After spending much of last year bashing President Barack Obama over the stumbles of his health-care overhaul, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) told House Republicans Thursday to expect a vote this year on a GOP alternative to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The gambit is politically risky, exposing Republicans to scrutiny leading up to the 2014 midterm elections. But it gives them a chance to sound a more positive tone after last year’s intraparty warring led to a partial government shutdown  (Peterson and Meckler, 1/31).

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