House Votes To Repeal Health Care Law
With a vote of 244 to 185, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives just voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature domestic legislation known colloquially as "Obamacare."Of course, the vote doesn't matter, because the measure has a very slim chance of being adopted by the Senate.The AP reports that this is the "33rd time in 18 months that the tea party-infused GOP majority has tried to scrap, defund or scale back the law since grabbing the majority."The AP adds:
"The vote came two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that the law Obama's signature domestic achievement was constitutional."Republicans criticized the law as a job-killing threat to the economic recovery. Democrats said repeal would eliminate consumer protections that already have improved the lives of millions."
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