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Republican Congressman: We're Just Delaying ObamaCare Until We Win The Senate And Repeal It

Delay until repeal.

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Republican Rep. Trey Radel of Florida said Saturday that his fellow House Republicans are only looking to delay ObamaCare for a year so that they can repeal the law after they win the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. Radel made the comments while speaking on MSNBC in the afternoon.

"Well, I think the economy can begin to function. What happens, there's a political part to this undoubtedly," Radel said when asked what a year-long delay to the implementation of ObamaCare would do. "What's going to happen is we're going to win the Senate and we're then going to be able to do what's best for the American people, which is to get rid of this law."

House Republicans said on Saturday they would vote on a bill that would delay implementation of President Obama's health care law a year and fund the government. The bill will advance to the Senate, which has already stripped previous similar language from a bill funding the government.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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