House Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform

By Cara Shirley

January 19, 2011 Updated Jan 19, 2011 at 11:58 PM EDT

Washington, D.C. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The U.S. House voted to repeal the Obama administration's signature health care bill.

The GOP-controlled House voted along party lines, 245 to 189, with three Democrats joining Republicans in backing the measure.

The debate and vote on a repeal had been scheduled for last week, but were delayed because of the shootings in Tuscon, Arizona.

Republicans call the law, passed last March, a fiscally irresponsible job killer.

Democrats say they see this repeal effort as a chance to explain the benefits of the health care law, since it has little chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate or surviving a Presidential veto.

Democrats point out that a repeal could affect up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, now protected under health care reform.

But Republicans say voters sent a message. The latest ABC-Washington Post Poll shows 50% of the Americans surveyed oppose the new health care law.

Also in that poll, which Democrats are highlighting, is that only 18% of the Americans surveyed say they favor a full repeal.

Some Democrats have said they may consider changing elements of the law, but experts agree, neither side appears willing to compromise at this time.

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