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House votes to repeal year-old health care law

 


House votes to repeal year-old health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has voted to repeal the health care law President Barack Obama signed last year.

The 245-189 vote marks the fulfillment of a promise many Republicans made in last fall's political campaigns.

The measure has little or no chance of passing the Senate, where Democratic supporters of the law have a majority. And Obama has vowed to veto it if it reaches his desk.

Republicans said repeal was necessary because the law provides for a government takeover of the health care system, raises taxes and...



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