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Steve Chabot: Defund Obamacare, But Keep The Good Parts

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Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) wants to defund Obamacare, but supports its key provisions. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images) | Getty

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) thinks that Obamacare should be defunded -- except for the measures he approves, like letting young adults stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they turn 26, or providing policies for those with pre-existing conditions.

During a town hall in Evendale, Ohio, Chabot said there are portions of the Affordable Care Act that he supports. But even though it has some good parts, Obamacare is too far-reaching, he said.

"It doesn't justify jamming something like this down our throats," Chabot said according to

Chabot isn't the only Republican to admit to liking key provisions of Obamacare. In 2012, former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) acknowledged the benefits of the law, and a 2012 poll showed that while Republicans say they dislike the legislation, a majority like what Obamacare would do.

Last week, House Republicans, including Chabot, voted in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act for the 40th time, a measure that will once again die in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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