House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law
Trace Gallagher just reported that the House of Representatives has voted 244 to 185 to repeal the health care law.
All Republicans voted for the repeal, as did five Democrats: Reps. Mike Ross (D-AR), Dan Boren (D-OK), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Larry Kissell (D-NC) and Jim Matheson (D-UT).
Below is the latest from the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House has voted to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. But the election-year move stands no chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The vote Wednesday was 244-185. By the Republican count, it was 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 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.
Polls show public reaction to the law has been consistently negative. Republicans say voters in November will have the final say.