1/19/2011

House passes health law repeal

Posted by Brian
Good job. Now let the Democrats in the Senate put their votes on the record.

By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
1/19/11 3:29 PM EST Updated: 1/19/11 6:20 PM EST


With unanimous GOP support, the repeal bill passed in a 245 to 189 vote.
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House Republicans passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care plan Wednesday, taking their first major step toward rolling back the massive overhaul that has dominated the American political landscape for almost two years.

The vote was 245 to 189, and unanimous GOP support gave the vote the same partisan feel of the March vote to pass the law, underscoring once again the hardened political lines of the health care debate. Only three Democrats backed the repeal, a smaller number than Republicans had once predicted.
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