The White House is looking to counter-program a vote by House Republicans to repeal ObamaCare by inviting a group of Americans who have benefitted from the law to meet President Obama.
“Today’s meeting comes as Republicans in the House of Representatives vote to repeal the law and take these benefits away from millions of Americans,” a White House official said.
“Congress has tried to repeal or undermine this law more than 50 times, but the President will continue to stand with the families who have better care and choices as a result of the law.”
The House on Tuesday is expected to pass legislation sponsored by Rep. Bradley Bryne (R-Ala.) that would completely repeal the president’s signature law, and asks the relevant committees to draft alternative legislation.
Republican leaders, including Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), plan to create a task force to craft replacement legislation.