House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to repeal President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the healthcare reform bill, 244-185. But Obamacare’s detractors shouldn’t rejoice yet: the repeal is expected to die in the Democratically-controlled Senate. The debate over the repeal lasted five hours over the course of two days, and five Democrats supported the repeal in the final vote. Republicans insisted on going ahead with the repeal vote even after the Supreme Court had upheld the constitutionality of the law at the end of June, and House Speaker John Boehner used the House vote as an opportunity to claim the Senate will oppose what the American people want.