House Votes For 33rd Time To Repeal ‘Obamacare’

As expected, the Republican-led House voted 244-185 on Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Five Democrats joined all Republicans in favor of repeal.

GOP leadership pointed out yesterday that it would be the chamber’s 33rd vote to repeal, dismantle or defund President Obama’s signature law.

Hours earlier, various House Democrats told TPM that despite their inevitable defeat on Wednesday’s repeal bill, which will perish in the Senate, they were confident that the health care law will stand the test of time.

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