House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law, Senate Expected to Disagree

January 20, 2011

(ChattahBox U.S. News)—The House of Representatives voted yesterday to repeal the health care law that President Obama passed last year, with all Republicans and three Democrats supporting the repeal, the New York Times reports. The Senate is not expected to support the repeal, which means it will most likely die on the Senate floor.

No matter how the Senate vote goes, House Republicans plan to move forward with a “repeal and replace strategy,” the Times notes. If necessary, the House intends to undo specific parts of the health care bill, including the requirement to carry health insurance (that portion of the law is currently under challenge in federal courts).

Some Democrats expressed disappointment at the House’s plans in light of the fact that many of the law’s benefits just took effect on Jan. 1, the Times reports. House Speaker John Boehner noted that the House is not under any timelines to reveal alternatives to the health care law but that they will act efficiently.


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