OBAMACARE IS REPEALED IN THE HOUSE – In a Bipartisan Vote 245-189

The Republican held House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare.

The measure passed 245-189. Three democrats joined Republicans in the bipartisan vote to repeal the nationalized health care bill.

In March of 2010 Democrats rammed through Obamacare 219-212 on a staight party line vote. 34 democrats voted no. Today it passed 245-219 with 3 democrats. It was a 26 point swing.

The Ticket reported:

Fueled by a new Republican majority, members of the House voted today to repeal the president’s health care plan by a vote of 245 to 189. A simple majority was necessary for passage.

Three Democrats– Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Mike Ross of Arkansas– sided with all Republicans to repeal the plan, signed into law last March as the “Affordable Care Act.”

As we’ve noted, today’s vote is largely a symbolic move orchestrated by Republicans to make good on their campaign pledge to challenge “Obamacare.” Republicans are well aware that Democrats have vowed to block the measure in the Senate, where Democrats till maintain a majority.

Republicans are pushing Democrats to let the measure have its day in the Senate. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) today challenged Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the measure up for a vote in the Senate. “The American people deserve a full hearing, they deserve to see this legislation go to the Senate for a full vote,” Cantor said Wednesday.

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