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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