Political Headlines July 11, 2012: House Votes to Repeal the Health Care Law, the Affordable Care Act, 244 to 185

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

House Votes (Again) to Repeal Health Care Overhaul

Source: NYT, 7-11-12

Debate in the House exposed the depth of passion over efforts to remake the health care system and suggested the fight would continue regardless of who wins the elections in November….

Waging old battles with new zeal, the House passed a bill on Wednesday to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul law less than two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld its major provisions as constitutional.  The bill was approved by a vote of 244 to 185, with five Democrats supporting repeal.     …READ MORE

House Votes to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Source: ABC News, 7-11-12

The House of Representatives voted today to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It was the 33rd time Republicans have voted to chip away at, defund, or repeal the health care law. Democrats called the move a political charade since the repeal law has no chance of becoming law this year.

But leading into the Supreme Court’s health care decision on June 28, Speaker John Boehner vowed to repeal anything that the justices left standing.

“We’ve made it pretty clear and I’ll make it clear one more time: If the court does not strike down the entire law, the House will move to repeal what’s left of it,” Boehner, R-Ohio, pledged the day before the ruling. “Obamacare is driving up the cost of health care and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.”…READ MORE

U.S. House of Representatives Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 2nd Session (2012)

(Result designators are P for Passed, F for Failed, and A for Agreed To)

  • 460 11-Jul H R 6079 On Passage P To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act 2010
  • 459 11-Jul H R 6079 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions F To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act 2010
  • 458 10-Jul JOURNAL On Approving the Journal P
  • 457 10-Jul H RES 724 On Agreeing to the Resolution P Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6079) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
  • 456 10-Jul H RES 724 On Ordering the Previous Question P Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6079) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
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