House Votes to Repeal Affordable Care Act
The House of Representatives voted 244 to 185 to repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010 on Wednesday. House Ag Chair Frank Lucas says he is pleased the legislation to repeal President Obama's health care law passed – as the vote reassures his constituents and the other Americans who have spoken in opposition to the health care law that Congress remains committed to real health care reform. Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska applauds the House for its continued effort to strike the law from the books. He says the health care law will lead to higher taxes – among other things – which is why he strongly supports striking the law once and for all. Johanns now turns his attention to three Senate repeal amendments – which are full repeal, the Hatch-Johanns amendment – which would repeal the individual mandate tax from the law – and an amendment stripping a tax on medical devices. Johanns hopes partisanship is set aside when working on this repeal.