Why Tuesday's vote to repeal Obamacare for the fourth time matters

Kelsey Harkness -- The Daily Signal 

Tuesday, for the fourth time, the U.S. House will vote to fully repeal Obamacare. What’s different, though, is that with a GOP-controlled Senate, Republicans can attack President Obama’s signature legislation on their own terms.

The showdown over the Affordable Care Act comes as conservatives want GOP leaders to fulfill a campaign promise to repeal the health-care law in the early days of the new Congress.

The way they want to do it hinges on a political tactic known as reconciliation. By using this budget maneuver, conservatives believe it’s possible to avoid a Senate filibuster. They say it’s their best chance to send a repeal bill to Obama, which he’s promised to veto.

“Tuesday’s vote is the first step in a multi-month effort that should culminate with the House and Senate using the budget process to put full repeal of Obamacare on the president’s desk,” said Dan Holler, communications director for Heritage Action, the advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation.