he GOP-controlled House voted 244-185 on Wednesday afternoon to repeal President Obama's health-care overhaul. While Republicans have voted more than 30 times in the last two years to "scrap, defund, or undercut" ObamaCare, this was the first such vote since the Supreme Court's landmark decision last month to uphold nearly all of the law. Five House Democrats joined the GOP majority in voting for repeal. Wednesday's vote was almost entirely symbolic; the repeal movement stands next to no chance of advancing in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and President Obama still wields the veto pen.
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