GOP-led House votes 51st time to unravel Obamacare

The Republican-controlled House has voted for the 51st time in 38 months to neuter the nation's health care law.

The vote was 238-181 with nearly all Democrats opposed. Now the bill goes to the Senate, where it's expected to die.

The measure would overhaul the system for paying doctors and others who treat Medicare patients. At the same time, it delays the penalty for failing to purchase coverage under the law.

The combination prompted opposition by the American Medical Association. That's despite the group's advocacy for changes in the Medicare payment system.

The vote is the first attacking the president's since Republicans won an election for a House seat this week in a campaign that featured health care as an issue.

3 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

House votes to repeal part of Obama health care law

Mar 22, 2012

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal a key measure of US President Barack Obama's health care reform, a symbolic move on the historic law's second anniversary.

Health care woes help Republicans in 2014 election

Nov 17, 2013

(AP)—Republicans are seeing the troubled launch of President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul as a chance to win more seats in the 2014 election, when control of Congress will be at stake.

Recommended for you

Preterm children's brains can catch up years later

11 hours ago

There's some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those ...

Mortality rates increase due to extreme heat and cold

11 hours ago

Epidemiological studies have repeatedly shown that death rates rise in association with extremely hot weather. The heat wave in Western Europe in the summer of 2003, for example, resulted in about 22,000 extra deaths. A team ...

User comments