House Repeals Health Care Law 245-189

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Republicans said they were going to do it…and so they did. And 3 Democrats joined them.

From The Hill:

The House voted on Wednesday to repeal the sweeping healthcare law enacted last year, as Republicans made good on a central campaign pledge and laid down the first major policy marker of their new majority.

The party-line vote was 245-189, as three Democrats joined all 242 Republicans in supporting repeal.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the healthcare law on the books would increase spending, raise taxes and eliminate jobs.

This is the same House that barely passed this legislation last year roughly around the same time (March 2010). That vote was 219-212. In November 2010 it was 220-215.

What a difference an election makes.

Still, this is just a symbolic vote. The Senate won’t pass this so it’ll die.

More as it develops…