The Washington Times - July 3, 2012, 11:34AM

At least one Democrat will join House Republicans when they vote next week to repeal President Obama’s health care law.

North Carolina Rep. Larry Kissell told the the Charlotte Observer on Monday that he plans to buck his party and side with the GOP on their first vote to repeal the law since the Supreme Court upheld it last month.


“I’ve heard from hundreds and hundreds of people from my district about their opposition to the health care law,” he told the newspaper. “I voted against it originally and I will vote to repeal it.”

Mr. Kissell, who represents a rural district that redistricting has recently turned more Republican, was one of the 39 Democrats who voted against the president’s plan when Congress first passed the law in 2010.

But he didn’t join House Republicans when they last voted to repeal the entire law early last year. The only three Democrats to support the repeal were Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren, North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and Arkansas Rep. Mike Ross.