If Senate flips in November, health law likely to face more challenges

The GOP plan includes a series of votes on legislation to roll back all or parts of the overhaul. Such measures would set up a face-off with President Barack Obama.

The Hill: GOP Eyes Obamacare Votes If Senate Flips
Republicans plan to hold a series of votes on repealing Obamacare if they win control of the Senate in November, according to a report. The votes would set the tone for a new, GOP-led Congress and create a showdown with President Obama, who would almost certainly veto any legislation rolling back parts of the health care law (Viebeck, 8/11).

Meanwhile, health care issues including the health law's Medicaid expansion are playing a role in Wisconsin's governor's race --

Reuters: Recall A Thing Of The Past In Race Against Wisconsin's Walker
[Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary] Burke says she supports having public-sector workers contribute more to pensions and health care, while arguing they should retain collective bargaining rights. Yet she does not emphasize the issue in her stump speech and explains she wants to move Wisconsin past it. A former executive at Trek Bicycle, which her father founded, Burke declares herself a fiscal conservative. But she also takes stances -- in favor of raising the minimum wage, overturning Walker's decision to refuse federal dollars for the expansion of Medicaid and opposing cuts to education -- that make her popular with the Democratic rank-and-file (Carey, 8/11).

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