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House Votes (Again) To Repeal Health Care Reform Law

07/12/12

  12:30:30 pm, by MedBen5   , 251 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

House Votes (Again) To Repeal Health Care Reform Law

As we noted would happen earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted yesterday on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act – just two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld it. And has been the case in previous instances where health care reform has come under legislative scrunity, a majority of the Republican-led House said the law should go.

According to The Washington Post, the vote marked the 33rd time that Republicans have moved to repeal all or parts of the legislation since the party took control of the House in January 2011.

Various media referred to the vote as “symbolic", since the bill stands no chance of passage in the Democratic-controlled Senate. But the 244-to-185 vote did include five Democrats joining all Republicans present, an improvement on a repeal vote last year.

“For those who still support repealing this harmful health-care law, we’re giving our colleagues in the Senate another chance to heed the will of the American people,” said House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Oh.). “And for those who did not support repeal the last time, it’s a chance for our colleagues to reconsider.”

Democrats countered the the issue of the health care reform was settled by the Supreme Court and it’s time for Congress to focus on other matters. But it’s likely there’s still more House votes to come – Representatives Jim Jordan (R-Oh.) and Michele Bachmann (R-Mn.) are gathering signatures for a letter asking GOP leaders to defund the ACA, The Hill reports.

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